NBC Orders Pilot to “Powerless” DC Comics’ New Sitcom

The primetime DC Comics universe is expanding in a new direction as it proposes a new sitcom for NBC. Powerless, a workplace comedy set in the DC Universe, has been ordered to pilot, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

Powerless is a workplace comedy set at one of the worst insurance companies in the U.S. and takes place in the DC Comics Universe. The show is about the reality of working life for the average, everyday, powerless person in a world full of superheroes, villains, and the mayhem they cause.

While the specifics of who, what, and where haven’t been determined yet, the gist of what kind of characters will likely appear on the show include the Big Three (well, Batman and Superman, at least). Whether this will tie in with any of the other shows or movies is unclear at the moment, but the new direction could be just what DC Entertainment needs since there’s not much room left for another drama show with five already on major broadcast networks (Arrow, The Flash, and Legends Of¬†Tomorrow on the CW; Gotham on Fox; Supergirl on CBS).

Powerless is one of four comedy pilots ordered by NBC on Thursday. The pilot will be directed by Reno 911¬†veteran Michael Patrick Jann, and written by Ben Queen (creator of NBC’s comedy A to Z). Though there’s still a while before a pilot can go through the process of becoming a series order, the news is looking good for the early development of Powerless.

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