NBC Orders Pilot For DC Comics Comedy Powerless


It seems that DC Fans who are still depressed from the news that TNT will not be moving forward with a Teen Titans series still have something to smile about.  Via ComicBookMovie.com, we have news that NBC has ordered the pilot for Powerless — a DC Comics-based comedy that will be done in the style of The Office.

Deadline first broke the news back in August 2014 that NBC was developing Powerless.  The only description of the show back then was a quick logline:

"Based on characters from DC Comics, Powerless is a workplace comedy set at one of the worst insurance companies in America — with the twist being that it also takes place in the universe of DC Comics. The show is about the reality of working life for a normal, powerless person in a world of superheroes and villains."

As reported before, Powerless will be set within the DC universe, and big-name characters like Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman will not appear on the show.  However, it won’t exclude them from being mentioned by name.

Ben Queen, who will serve as the writer and executive producer of Powerless, is currently under an overall contract with WBTV.  His past endeavors have included being the creator of A To Z, another WBTV series.  Before that, he also created and executive produced the 20th Century Fox Television series Drive, starring Emma Stone and Nathan Fillion.  For feature films, Queen wrote Pixar’s Cars 2 and Slanted & Enchanted from Warner Bros.

As of this report, there were no announcements for casting or a premiere date.