Christina Kirk, Alan Tudyk, Vanessa Hudgens, and Danny Pudi star in 'Powerless.' (Image Credit: Entertainment Weekly/NBC)
Christina Kirk, Alan Tudyk, Vanessa Hudgens, and Danny Pudi star in 'Powerless.' (Image Credit: Entertainment Weekly/NBC)

Vanessa Hudgens stars in new sitcom about insurance adjusters living in a world of superheroes

Another new television show based on the DC Comics universe is heading to the airwaves this fall, but this one is bit different than the rest. NBC has given a full series order to Powerless, which features Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical) as a “spunky young insurance adjuster specializing in regular-people coverage against damage caused by the crime-fighting superheroes.”

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Geek favorites Alan Tudyk (Firefly) and Danny Pudi (Community) co-star, as well as actress Christina Kirk. The show comes from writer and executive producer Ben Queen (Cars 2, A to Z).

Here’s how the plot of Powerless is described:

“It’s when [Hudgens’ character] 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.”

Entertainment Weekly has the first pictures of the series, taken from the pilot:

Given the fact that Powerless is airing on NBC and has a different set of producers, it’s unlikely that it will share a universe with Supergirl, Gotham, or the Arrowverse. What’s not known, though, is if any characters from those shows could appear on Powerless, or if their own series makes them off limits. Based on the pilot and Hudgen’s encounter with Crimson Fox, it seems Powerless will focus more on lesser known DC Comics characters.

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We’ll likely learn more about Powerless when NBC gives its upfront presentation next week in New York. We’ll bring you the very latest, so be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr for up-to-the-minute updates!