Imagine a TV series that follows an insurance company responsible for dealing with claims related to all that superhero destruction we’ve seen on the big screen. Sounds pretty interesting, right? Well, that’s originally what NBC’s new series “Powerless” was about. They even released a trailer for the show around last year’s Comic-Con. Judging by the newest trailer for the series, apparently NBC decided to revamp the entire premise and reshoot most of the pilot before the official launch next month.
In its latest incarnation, “Powerless” follows a group of workers at Wayne Security. Yes, as in Bruce Wayne…as in Batman. This team creates protective gadgets and solutions for the common person who just might happen to be near the destruction caused by superheroes. Putting aside the questionable ethics of Bruce Wayne making profit off the danger he and his superfriends put the public in everyday, the new premise seems just a little silly and not necessarily in a good way. But hey, maybe that’s what they’re going for. Here’s the official synopsis:
In a world where humanity must cope with the collateral damage of Super Heroes and Super-Villains, Emily Locke 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 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.
“Powerless” stars Vanessa Hudgens and Alan Tudyk alongside a variety of funny comedic actors including Danny Pudi and Ron Funches. The show premieres on February 2nd. [ScreenCrush]