BATMAN Coming to POWERLESS - Sort Of

Adam West as Batman

Adam West is coming to NBC's DC Universe sitcom Powerless as the boss of Wayne Industries - but he's not playing Bruce Wayne. Instead, in the world of Powerless, the current chairman of Wayne Industries is Dean West.

In the episode, Dean West will come to Wayne Securities after a disaster in Gotham City forces him to make budget cuts. In comic books, there have been several disasters in Gotham, including an earthquake that cut off part of the city in the "No Man's Land" story.

Executive producers Patrick Schumacker and Justin Halpern said, "Powerless is billed as DC's first comedy, but we'll always view Mr. West as the founding father of comedy in the DC Universe, thanks to his work in the original Batman television series. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with a living legend.”

Powerless airs Thursday nights on NBC. The specific date of West's guest appearance has not been announced.

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