Vanessa Hudgens is all set to be a part of a city populated by DC Comics superheroes. The “High School Musical” star has been cast in a new comedy by DC Comics and NBC entitled “Powerless.” Will she be a singing superhero? Apparently not. “Powerless” tells the story of a normal Vanessa Hudgens working at an insurance office inside the DC universe. The show tells the story of the real work life of a normal, superpowerless person in a world of superheroes and villains.
E!News reveals that Hudgens’ character is named Emily Locke, an insurance claims adjuster. Hudgens’ Locke is not at all happy and sometimes frustrated with all the superheroes living in her city. Despite being a helpful character, Emily Locke believes in flying under the radar to get her work done. She is not in favour of the destruction caused by the superheroes while saving the day.
It is known that both DC Comics and NBC were toying with the idea of workplace comedy for quite some time. Gizmodo also reveals that the show is like “The Office” but with DC superheroes. NBC and DC Comics liked the concept and NBC officially ordered the production of “Powerless.”
While the plot is very interesting, it quite resembles “Damage Control” by ABC and Marvel. What now remains to be seen is how the show will work for both superhero fanatics and the regular audience.
According to Variety, “Powerless” marks Hudgens’ first regular role on television. The actress first became famous with Disney’s “High School Musical.” She was recently in the news for her powerful performance of Rizzo in Fox’s “Grease: Live.”
“Powerless” is DC’s yet another superhero venture to make it on TV after “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Legends of Tomorrow,” “Supergirl,” “Gotham,” and “iZombie. However, it would be the only DC comedy on television should the pilot form into a full-fledged series.