Powerless anti-superhow show gets full TV series order

The Vaness Hudgens-starring series is sticking around courtesy of NBC

POWERLESS -- Pilot -- Pictured: (l-r) Danny Pudi as Teddy, Vanessa Hudgens as Emily, Christina Kirk as Jackie -- (Photo by: Chris Large/NBC)

Remember Powerless, NBC’s proposed series following the lives of those who are caught up in the destruction caused by big superhero battles? Well it looks like we’ll be seeing a lot more of it, as it’s been officially given the green light for a full series order.

Brought to us by writer Ben Queen and executive producer  Michael Patrick Jann, the synopsis for the show is as follows:

In the first comedy series set in the universe of DC Comics, Vanessa Hudgens (Grease Live, High School Musical) plays Emily, a spunky young insurance adjuster specialising in regular-people coverage against damage caused by the crime-fighting superheroes. It’s when she 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. The cast includes Alan Tudyk, Danny Pudi and Christina Kirk.

While it’s yet another superhero-themed show, it follows the recurring theme of the genre at least trying to do something a bit different. Coupled with the forward progression of the likes of Legion, Damage Control and Hellfire, along with the canning of the more traditional Agent Carter and Marvel’s Most Wanted, and it seems like a new era may well be dawning for the superhero genre, which Powerless looks to be at the forefront of.

Powerless will air on NBC in the US later in the year, with a UK channel and air date to be announced. You can download The 25 Greatest DC Comics Ever digital edition from GreatDigitalMags.com now. For more news about the biggest TV shows, pick up the new issue of SciFiNow.