NBC’s upcoming sitcom set in the DC Universe, Powerless is set to premiere next month, but before it comes to air, its added on a big last minute change as to where exactly it takes place.
The main crux of the show from the beginning was that it took place at an insurance company in the world of DC Comics that dealt with collateral damage after the battles of superheroes and supervillains and revolved around those that worked there are as they handle a new boss and start to realize how much they really are heroes.
Now the show appears to have a fully set-in-stone connection to DC lore as showcased in a brand new synopsis, which reads:
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.
Though possibly not appearing himself on-screen, Batman is indeed there in Powerless now. Now previously it was known as Retcon Insurance, a nice little jab at one of the big get-out-of-jail free cards for comic companies, but now is connected to one of the wealthiest fictional companies ever. This could play into the fact that original showrunner Ben Queen left the show back in August, but that is all purely speculation right now.
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Powerless also stars Danny Pudi, Christina Kirk, and Ron Funches and premieres on NBC on February 2.