NBC has not had a good track record when it’s come to super hero shows. Remember the wasted opportunity that was Heroes? Or how about The Cape, which was the exact type of show the superhero genre didn’t need. Then, when they did eventually get a superhero show right, and manage to create a fanbase with something like Constantine… they went and cancelled it. Tsk…tsk. Whoever at NBC is in charge of making creative decisions (we can only assume it’s a Dr. Claw type character sitting in an overly sized chair stroking a cat) clearly doesn’t know a thing about the comic book / superhero genre. But to their credit, their aiming for a change-un’.
Coming in February, NBC will premier Powerless, the first situation comedy series set around the DC Universe. Moving on from there, NBC is jumping from one comic-verse to another. From DC to Top Cow Comics, with a reboot of Witchblade, the comic-book series that already inspired a short-lived TNT drama. (more…)
While DC‘s vast creative output consistently draws the attention of audiences from all over the world, regardless of whether it’s making comics or movies or television shows, it isn’t exactly known for its sense of humour. Instead, a lot of its best known figures are known for being dark and brooding and gritty, despite their brightly coloured super-suits and general goodwill towards their fellow man. Take Batman, for instance, whose early comedic incarnatic has been replaced over the years with an ever more serious character, who voice gets more and more gravelly as time goes on. (more…)
DC has been no stranger to great television and that is due to the amazing characters they have developed off the pages of comics and onto the small screen. The likes of Oliver Queen, Barry Allen, and more have been lighting up the airwaves, but have you ever stopped to consider the dangers they pose to regular folks? That’s the premise for Powerless debuting on NBC this year. Powerless follows run-of-the-mill human, Emily Locke, as she begins working for a subsidiary of Wayne Enterprises (yes, THAT Wayne) that develops specialized products used to make normal people feel a little safer around all the metas flying/running around.
Sounds interesting enough, right? However, the trailer for Powerless just dropped and, well, let’s just say it doesn’t lead with a strong first impression. (more…)
2016 left us with no shortage of nerdy television shows to watch and we can sit back and relax without fear since 2017 will be no different. Not only are will boob tube lovers be treated with continued seasons of Stranger Things, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who (Finally!), and much more; some amazing new series are set to premiere this year, which every nerd should put on their must watch list. (more…)
It is the next level. TV is full of straight-faced comic book adaptations with all the costumes, villains, weird science and other trappings of the art-form, and it was only a matter of time before someone decided to send it all up. The first move went to Warner Bros. and NBC who announced earlier this year the development of Powerless, a half-hour comedy series about an insurance company trying to cope with the logistics of living in a superhero world. It’s an intriguing idea, and a screening of the pilot got some promising returns from the fans at San Diego Comic Con, but are there now some sinister machinations afoot? (more…)
The trailer for NBC‘s new DC non-super-powered-super-hero series Powerless has hit the Internet. Probably a good idea to check it out quick as it is likely to be pulled down as soon as NBC’s lawyers get the call, or maybe after the pilot airs, you be the judge. Starring Vanessa Hudgens, the series focuses on an insurance company that handles many of the claims after those epic and not so epic superhero battles. (more…)
DC‘s latest foray into television, Powerless, is focusing on the other side of super powers. Those that don’t have any, but have to live in a world of heroes and villains and must deal with the aftermath of all those battles and damage. Ben Queen‘s (A to Z) creation Powerless, a comedic look at the fallout from all those superheroes and villains breaking things and just leaving the scene. Someone has to pay to repair or replace all those broken things not to mention all those people’s hospital bills. Airing on NBC sometime in 2016 or 2017, DC has just released some first looks at the new series. (more…)
NBC’s Powerless is getting more star power by the minute. The comedy, based in the super-powered world of DC Comics, focuses on the non-super characters populating an insurance agency. Earlier this week, Vanessa Hudgens signed on to play Emily Locke, the show’s lead character.
Now two names well-known in the nerd community have also joined the show: Alan Tudyk, from Firefly and Con Man, and Danny Pudi from NBC’s former show Community. (more…)
Vanessa Hudgens is no newcomer to super-hero themed roles (she appeared in Sucker Punch- directed by Man of Steel, Watchmen and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder, and Robert Rodriguez’s Machete Kills). NBC’s Powerless will provide her with her first foray into being a bad-ass on the small screen. The half-hour comedy series is based on the world of DC comics, but with a twist. It’s set at an insurance company, where the “powerless” office workers cater to those that have damaged or destroyed property due to superhero battles. (more…)
Marvel Studios gets all the glamour with their movie series, but without a doubt, Warner Bros and DC Entertainment presently own the TV side of things. The upcoming television season will feature the return of Arrow, The Flash, Gotham, and iZombie, which will be joined by Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, and eventually, Titans. Room to grow? Absolutely! In Hollywood, success breeds opportunity, so why would DC Entertainment stop at just seven series across four networks? To that end, some fascination news today. DC Entertainment has a pilot approved for production at NBC. The hook? It’s a single-camera, work-place comedy a la The Office. Color me intrigued… (more…)