You might have already been acquainted with Bruce Wayne, but the new teaser for NBC’s DC Comics sitcom Powerless introduces us to another member of the Wayne family tree, Van Wayne – head of Wayne Security.
Although we’ve already seen the character in previous trailers, this is the first real introduction to just who Van Wayne (played by Alan Tudyk) is. He’s the leader of Wayne Security, a company that sets out to protect the ordinary people of the world while all the big superhero battles that we see on the big screen are going down.
We get a lot of information on the character’s traits crammed into a small 30 second slot, most notably that he seems to be a lot more light-hearted than his Dark Knight of a cousin who, by the way, Van refers to as “B-dubs” during a phone conversation, which is certainly a new entry on the long list of nicknames for the Caped Crusader.
You can view the new teaser in the Tweet below:
— Powerless (@NBCPowerless) January 13, 2017
“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 on NBC on Thursday, February 2 at 8:30/7:30c.