Dwight Would Be Delighted: DC Teaming Up With NBC for Office-Style Superhero Show
Michael v Toby?
Submitted for your approval: after previously teaming up on Lucifer, NBC and DC Comics are uniting for Powerless, a half-hour comedy that is reportedly tonally similar to The Office.
The pilot will be written and executive produced by A to Z‘s Ben Queen. According to Deadline,
The project evokes NBC’s signature comedy series The Office, but with superheroes. Based on characters from DC Comics, Powerless is a workplace comedy set at one of the worst insurance companies in America — with the twist being that it also takes place in the universe of DC Comics. The show is about the reality of working life for a normal, powerless person in a world of superheroes and villains.
NBC seems determined to keep mining from genres that have worked well for the network in the past; and honestly, I’m pretty content with that. Powerless sounds equal parts weird and promising to me. What say you?
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