“After college I did summer stock theatre in Northern Wisconsin, and I woke up one day with a squirrel in my bed,” the Chicago-born "Community" alum shares. “It was terrifying. It’s still the scariest thing that’s ever happened to me in my life.”
“Powerless” co-showrunner Justin Halpern took to Reddit to respond to fan questions about the show and its untimely cancellation by NBC.
NBC’s new series “Powerless” follows employees, including Vanessa Hudgens, at Wayne Security, whose task is to protect average people from evil supervillains.
You know who seems really tired of superheroes? The people involved in "Powerless," the superhero sitcom premiering on NBC Thursday night. Set in a subsidiary of Wayne Enterprises — Batman’s day-to-day business operations — the new show has permission from DC Comics to poke fun at DC superheroes. But what comes across more forcefully is a weariness with the superhero overload in TV and movies right now.
Schumacker says that moving the show, originally set at an insurance company — because what could be more opposite from the action-packed world of superheroes than actuarial tables? — to the R&D department of Wayne Security gave them a tech angle “that, in itself, leads organically into the comic book world,” while still allowing them to tell stories from the perspective of the everyman.
Danny Pudi, Alan Tudyk, Ron Funches, and Vanessa Hudgens also give us the elevator pitch for their upcoming NBC comedy — and reveal Pudi's secret talent.
NBC has given series orders to two new comedies. “Powerless,” set in the DC Comics universe, and “Trial & Error,” starring John Lithgow and Nicholas D’Agosto, have both been picked up by the network.
Filmmaker posted photo of himself with two well-disguised actors on the set, and offered a signed T-shirt and poster to the first person who could correctly identify the pair; it didn't take long before he had a winner