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NBC recently announced that Vanessa Hudgens will be joining its DC Comics comedy, Powerless, according to Variety.
Powerless is a workplace comedy set in a world where superheroes exist. The series will focus on what it’s like having superheroes constantly “cleaning” up the city, but told from the perspective of those without the super powers (hence the show’s title).
Hudgens will play Emily Locke, an insurance claims adjuster who enjoys helping people by not being the center of attention and getting her work done. She is annoyed by the constant interruptions in the city caused by superheroes.
This will be Hudgen’s first starring role in a TV series. She is best know to television audiences from her performance in the High School Musical trilogy, and her recent appearance as Rizzo on Grease: Live!.
Powerless joins the list of DC Comics shows, which includes Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Gotham, and Supergirl. If it goes to series, however, it will be the only DC Comics comedy- and the only DC series to currently air on NBC.
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