NBC has released the official trailer for Powerless, their upcoming comedy television show set in the DC Universe about a team of clever heroes who help to protect the public from the dangers of real superhero battles. The show will star Alan Tudyk as Van Wayne (Bruce Wayne‘s cousin), Danny Pudi as Teddy, Vanessa Hudgens as Emily Locke, Ron Funches as Ron, and Christina Kirk as Jackie. Powerless is set to premiere on NBC Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 at 8:30 EST.
In the first comedy series set in the DC universe, Vanessa Hudgens (“Grease Live,” “High School Musical”) plays Emily, a spunky, young insurance adjuster specializing in regular-people coverage against damage caused by the crime-fighting superheroes. It’s when she stands up to one of these larger-than-life figures (after an epic battle messes with her commute) that she accidentally becomes a cult “hero” in her own right… even if it’s just to her group of lovably quirky co-workers. Now, while she navigates her normal, everyday life against an explosive backdrop, Emily might just discover that being a hero doesn’t always require superpowers.