New DC Comics comedy pilot Powerless set to star Vanessa Hudgens

As reported by Variety, DC Comics is working on a new comedy pilot for US network NBC called Powerless, with actress Vanessa Hudgens cast in the lead role.

According to Elizabeth Wagmeister from Variety, Powerless is “based on characters from the DC universe… (and will be) a workplace comedy set at one of the worst insurance companies in America… The show is about the reality of working life for a normal, powerless person in a world of superheroes and villains.”

Hudgens stars as Emily Locke, “an insurance claims adjuster who loves her job because she gets to help people”, but the disruptive antics of the various superheroes make it increasingly hard for her to work.

This is the star’s first TV series gig, her claim to fame was High School Musical and she’s had other roles in Spring Breakers, Machete Kills and Sucker Punch. She has also had rave reviews for her recent theatrical debut in Fox’s live Grease TV musical. The half hour, single cam series will have its pilot directed by Michael Patrick Jann, with Ben Queen writing and exec-producing.

Stay tuned for more details and a release date.

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