Step aside The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. There’s a new superhero show coming to television but this time, it will focus on the ordinary people. NBC is bringing in a single-camera comedy called Powerless which is set at one of the worst insurance companies in America and also takes place in the DC Universe.
If this has you seeing déjà vu, that’s because Marvel is also developing a single-camera comedy series focusing on regular guys called Damage Control. That show will center on the overworked and underpaid cleanup crew who must pick up after those astonishingly destructive superheroes.
High School Musical and Grease: Live alum Vanessa Hudgens has already signed on to star as Emily Locke, an insurance claims adjuster who loves her job because it allows her to help others. According to the Hollywood Reporter, she likes to stay under the radar so it becomes increasingly exhausting having to deal with the disruptive superheroes who come to town.
With so many powerful heroes on TV, maybe it’s time for the little guy (or gal) to shine.