‘Powerless’ Creator Ben Queen Leaves Show Over “Creative Differences”


What do you get when you mix The Office with the Justice League? You get NBC’s new comedy, Powerless. Following employees working at an insurance agency in the high risk area of the DC universe, Powerless mixes superheroes and office style sitcoms. The show’s trailer featured easter eggs for characters Hawkman, Wonder Woman, and Aquaman. The show seems like an original idea, and original ideas tend to succeed in the superhero genre, so it has to be a no-brainer, right? Not quite.

The show’s creator/EP/showrunner Ben Queen officially departed the show, following creative differences between Queen, NBC, and WB. No other specific information was given other than that the departure was mutual. The series is scheduled to begin in just about two weeks, and the departure will not effected or postpone the premier. The show is currently searching for Queen’s replacement.

Powerless star Vanessa Hudgens as Emily Locke, Danny Pudi as Teddy, Alan Tudyk as Del Heller, Christina Kirk as Jackie, Ron Funches as Ron, Kate Micucci as Wendy Harris, and Josh Fadem as Marvin Harris. The DC comics character Crimson Fox is slated to appear in the pilot episode.

Do you think Powerless will still be good, even without its creator, or does this make you concerned for the quality of the show? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Deadline

Josh Behr

Josh Behr

Jack of some trades, master of some others. That saying never really made a lot of sense to me.

  • Vegas82

    Well that’s certainly a good sign… Still a lot of people I like in this so I’ll check it out.

  • Marquis de Sade

    I’ll give it 3 weeks before it’s cancelled.

    • ClownPrinceOfTroll

      it will be cancelled while they air the pilot after the first commercial break. It will cut to news.

  • Joseph Chaisson

    Not a good sign. Heard good things from the pilot (funnier then the preview).

    • SAMURAI36

      Actually, many shows have lost their showrunners early on, & went on to become successful shows. Like Marvel Netflix. Happens more often than people think, actually.

  • Hinscher

    Just watched the trailer for this. Could they not spend a little on the CG. I mean this isn’t Supergirl and will need CG budget every episode or anything, so at least make it look not 10x worse than anythign I’ve ever seen on CW during those rare superhero scenes.
    Heck Smallville action looked 10x better than this shows superhero scenes.
    Does WB won NBC at all? Wonder how much they paid to name drop superman/wonder woman and others if not.
    Otherwise, interest slightly dropped. Looking at cast, I had high hopes. The trailer wasn’t as funny as I was hoping.