The first trailer for Powerless, the upcoming NBC sitcom featuring Vanessa Hudgens as an insurance adjuster in the DC Comics universe, has leaked online, and hints at a comedy that connects with audiences that don’t know their Green Hornets from their Green Lanterns.
There are a lot of references to the DC world in the first look (check out that Batman v Superman opening pose!), but Hudgens shines brighter than them as a sunny office dweller trying to do the right thing. Shout-out to Alan Tudyk for being involved (and gleefully reading a book about Lex Luthor to underline his evil side) and Danny Pudi for making it back onto NBC following Community.
In a network television world that finds room for Gotham and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Powerless looks like a smart send-up. Expect a fall premiere date to materialize soon, and check out the action at the recent PAX East convention below: