DC Comics Comedy at NBC With a Pilot Production Commitment

According to Deadline, DC Comics comedy with pilot production commitment is heading to NBC. The television comedy titled Powerless, will be a half-hour single-camera comedy from creator Ben Queen, which take place in a workplace and follows the normal, everyday people from the DC Universe as they live life with superheroes and villains as a factor to their everyday life. The series will be in the signature style of the previous hit single-camera comedy The Office, simply in the DC Universe.

The characters to appear on the show have yet to be confirmed, but it’s confirmed that characters from the DC world will exist and appear on the series.

The project evokes NBC’s signature comedy series The Office, but with superheroes. Based on characters from DC Comics, 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.

It hasn’t been determined yet exactly which DC characters will appear on the show, I hear the list 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 man and women outside their window who make headlines with their supernatural powers. Queen, who is under an overall deal at WBTV, is the writer/executive producer.

The article goes on to explain one of the reasons for the series is because the drama area of DC television series is already taken with Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow and so many more.

To read the full article head over to Deadline.com.

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  • Red Queen

    The concept sounds good, actually. But the fact that it’s a comedy makes me doubtful. We’ll see.

  • Jason Morris

    I’m shocked that NBC would even want anything
    Else by DC! Based on the Shitty way they treated
    Constantine!!!