Another DC Comics TV show is hitting the airwaves. NBC has officially ordered the workplace comedy Powerless, which will take place in the DC Comics universe, for the 2016-2017 season. Powerless centers on Vanessa Hudgens’ Emily (photographed above), “a spunky young insurance adjuster specializing in regular-people coverage against damage caused by the crime-fighting superheroes that becomes a ‘hero’ in her own way.”
Additionally, the Peacock also greenlit Trial & Error. Trial & Error is another oddball comedy centering on a lawyer who moves to a big Southern town and must defend an eccentric poetry professor accused of murdering his wife as his first case.
The cast for Powerless includes Hudgens (Grease: Live), Alan Tudyk (Firefly), and Danny Pudi (Community). Meanwhile, Trial & Error stars Nicolas D’Agosto (Masters of Sex), John Lithgow (Dexter), and Jayma Mays (Glee), among others.
Check out more photos from Powerless, plus NBC’s official description of both new series, below:
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 specializing 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.
Trial & Error
In this outrageous fish-out-of-water comedy, bright-eyed New York lawyer Josh Segal Trial & Error – Season Pilotheads to a tiny Southern town for his first big case. His mission? To defend an eccentric, “rollercizing” poetry professor (John Lithgow) accused of the bizarre murder of his beloved wife. Settling into his makeshift office behind a taxidermy shop and meeting his quirky team of local misfits, Josh suspects that winning his first big case will not be easy, especially when his client is always making himself look guilty. “Making a Murderer” can be funny!
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