With every television network getting on board the superhero train these days, it was only a matter of time before NBC took another stab at the genre. What makes the workplace comedy Powerless stand out from the pack is the perspective it offers on a world inhabited by superheroes. Powerless takes us inside the world of DC comics and shows us how normal people might deal with living amongst the brave and the bold.
In a new first look released by NBC, we get a preview of DC’s first comedy which follows Emily Locke (Vanessa Hudgins) as she goes to work for the research and development division of Wayne Enterprises, which develops products to help protect powerless people in a world full of superheroes.
The network has also released a promo by the original Batman himself, Adam West, as he introduces us to the team at Wayne Security and the importance of the products they develop.
Check them out below!
The series stars Vanessa Hudgins, Alan Tudyk, Danny Pudi, Christina Kirk, and Ron Funches. Here’s the official synopsis:
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.
Powerless premieres Thursday, February 2 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.