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DC's Powerless Loses Showrunner

Posted By:Matt McGloin
Wed, 08/17/2016 - 21:04

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.

Synopsis:

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.