NBC has announced Powerless, a series set within the DC Universe, will begin airing in February. The show debuts February 2 and will air Thursdays at 8:30 pm ET/PT. The sitcom follows the lives of a group of workers at an insurance company (RetCon Insurance) as they navigate a world populated with the likes of superheroes Crimson Fox and Jack O’Lantern. Powerless stars Vanessa Hudgens, Danny Pudi, Alan Tudyk, Ron Funches and Christina Kirk. The series is executive produced by Michael Patrick Jann.
In a world where humanity must cope with the collateral damage of Super Heroes and Super-Villains, Emily Locke (Vanessa Hudgens) begins her first day as Director of Research & Development for Wayne Security, a subsidiary of Wayne Enterprises that specializes in products that make defenseless bystanders feel a little safer. Full of confidence and big ideas, Emily quickly learns that her expectations far exceed those of her new boss (Alan Tudyk) and officemates, so it will be up to her to lead the team toward their full potential and the realization that you don’t need superpowers to be a hero.