Deadline is reporting that NBC has given a pilot commitment to a new half hour comedy series Powerless by A-Z creator Ben Queen. The premise is a workplace comedy series similar to NBC’s The Office but the twist being it’s set in a world of superheroes and villains specifically the DC Universe as Powerless is being produced by DC entertainment and Warner Bros. The show is about an insurance agency and it’s hapless civilian employees as they deal with the reality of living in the DCU.
Powerless expands the ever growing DC TV slate into a new direction, comedy as the drama side is already full of DC series and although the series is set in the DCU major characters like Superman and Batman are not expected to show up. With so many series on air occupying a single genre it’s refreshing to see DC Entertainment with a fresh take in a new genre whether or not it’s successful only time will tell.