At this point the announcement of yet another comic-based TV series is barely news at all, but this one is a little different: DC and NBC are working on a pilot for Powerless, a proposed sitcom set in the DC universe that’s being pitched as “The Office, but with superheroes.”
All we know so far is that it’s a half-hour comedy set at an insurance office, and rather than featuring big-name heroes like Superman and Batman, it’ll focus on ordinary people living in a superhero world.
The “insurance agency dealing with superheroes” concept recalls comics like Marvel’s Damage Control (where the workplace was a construction/cleanup crew) and the recent runs of She-Hulk (where it was a law office), and it seems like a good fit for the sitcom format. On the other hand, bad superhero comedies tend to be really bad. (My Super Ex-Girlfriend, anyone?) Either way, Batman V Superman should leave enough debris to keep every insurance company in the DC universe busy.
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