Friday, August 14, 2015

NBC Developing DC Comics Workplace Comedy POWERLESS

It's NBC, which means it'll be gone after thirteen episodes.

Deadline reports that NBC has given a pilot production commitment to Powerless, a new half-hour single-camera comedy based on the DC Comics universe from A to Z creator Ben Queen and Warner Bros. TV.  Queen will serve as executive producer and writer for the series.

According to the article, Powerless is "a workplace comedy set at one of the worst insurance companies in America — with the twist being that it also takes place in the universe of DC Comics.  The show is about the reality of working life for a normal, powerless person in a world of superheroes and villains."

The specific DC Comics characters have not been determined for the possible series, but the article claims that it is "not expected to include the biggest DC brands like Batman and Superman.  The focus of the series is on the ordinary, 'power-less' folk working at the insurance company who often envy the men and women outside their window who make headlines with their supernatural powers."

This is another attempt by NBC to make a DC Comics series, after last season's Constantine, which ran for only 13 episodes, and the failed 2011 Wonder Woman TV pilot produced by David E. Kelley that starred Adrianne Palicki.

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