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Matt McGloin

DC's Powerless Loses Showrunner


It's reported just two weeks prior to filming, the new NBC DC comedy series, Powerless, has lost its showrunner.

Deadline cites creative differences as the reason for creator/executive producer and showrunner Ben Queen exiting Powerless.

It's said the start of production on Powerless has been postponed while a search is underway for a new showrunner. It's noted the delay will not impact the premiere of Powerless at NBC, which is due to debut mid-season.

The Powerless pilot has already been shot and a teaser has already been released.

Powerless stars Vanessa Hudgens as the main character Emily Locke; Danny Pudi as Teddy; Alan Tudyk as Del, Ron Funches as Ron, and Christina Kirk as Jackie.


In the first comedy series set in the universe of DC Comics, Vanessa Hudgens (“Grease Live,” “High School Musical”) plays Emily, a spunky young insurance adjuster specializing in regular-people coverage against damage caused by the crime-fighting superheroes. It’s when she stands up to one of these larger-than-life figures (after an epic battle messes with her commute) that she accidentally becomes a cult “hero” in her own right … even if it’s just to her group of lovably quirky co-workers. Now, while she navigates her normal, everyday life against an explosive backdrop, Emily might just discover that being a hero doesn’t always require superpowers.