We all know what happens when superheroes go one-on-one with their nemesis. Things break, people die, cities burn. But what happens to those caught in the crossfire? Who looks after the humans that were affected by the superheroes’ battle?
NBC’s newest comedy Powerless will look into exactly that. Starting February 2nd, we can follow a team of scientists around to explore how they handle humanity being at the superheroes’ mercy.
The official synopsis reads: “In a world where humanity must cope with the collateral damage of Super Heroes and Super-Villains, Emily Locke (Vanessa Hudgens) begins her first day as Director of Research & Development for Wayne Security, a subsidiary of Wayne Enterprises that specializes in products that make defenseless bystanders feel a little safer. Full of confidence and big ideas, Emily quickly learns that her expectations far exceed those of her new boss (Alan Tudyk) and officemates, so it will be up to her to lead the team toward their full potential and the realization that you don’t need superpowers to be a hero.”
In addition to Vanessa Hudgens and Alan Tudyk the show stars Danny Pudi, Christina Kirk, Ron Funches, Kate Miccuci and Josh Fadem. After changing showrunners ahead of production, the new creative team has now added the little but significant elements that link Powerless to the Batman universe. The team around Emily works for Wayne Security, thereby making possible appearances of our favorite Dark Knight a possibility (or so we hope!)
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NBC has now released a new trailer for Powerless, giving us a first look what happens in the laboratories and offices of WS. We learn about new gadgets the team is developing, like the anti-rubble umbrella or the wear-bag, that both might still need a little work.
So far the comedy looks hilarious, intriguing, and dorky – all things we want to see from a show that is about superheroes, but not really. It is also an NBC show, however, so proceed with caution. You might fall in love with it just to have it canceled after its first season.
Powerless premieres Thursday, February 2nd at 8:30/7:30ct on NBC.
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