DC Entertainment has put yet another television pilot into development, but this one sounds like the most unique yet. According to Deadline, NBC has ordered a pilot for a potential workplace comedy series called Powerless, which will be written and executive produced by A to Z‘s Ben Queen.
Powerless will focus on “one of the worst insurance companies in America — with the twist being that it also takes place in the universe of DC Comics. The show is about the reality of working life for a normal, powerless person in a world of superheroes and villains.” So, think of this as The Office set in the DC Universe.
It is unknown exactly which DC characters will factor into Powerless, but don’t expect A-listers such as Batman and Superman. The focus will be on the ordinary, powerless workers at this insurance company, who are envious of these superheroes.
This is the second DC Entertainment project for NBC in recent years. The network previously aired Constantine, before infamously cancelling it after 13 episodes. Hopefully, Powerless will fare better.
Overall, Powerless sounds like DC’s most unique television production yet. The company currently has Arrow, The Flash and the midseason series DC’s Legends of Tomorrow on The CW; Gotham is going strong on Fox, which is also premiering Lucifer next year; CBS is prepping for the premiere of Supergirl this fall; and TNT is still developing Titans. Stay tuned for more news as we have it.
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