NBC Orders Pilot For Workplace Comedy Set in the DC UNIVERSE

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Updated January 7, 2016: DC Powerless sitcom at NBC, as Deadline reports it is among three series given a pilot order by the network.

Powerless is described as a workplace comedy ala The Office, set in "one of the worst" insurance companies in America as they deal with claims about superheroes, supervillains, and their actions. The Hollywood trade expects none of DC's biggest heroes like Superman or Batman, but it will feature other characters from DC Comics.

No details were given about casting or a timeline for production.

Original Story: Deadline reports that NBC has ordered a sitcom from DC Entertainment for a workplace comedy based in its superhero universe. Titled Powerless, the sitcom reportedly follows the struggle of non-powered office workers who deal with superhero-related insurance claims in the DC Universe.

The Hollywood trade reports that the "biggest DC brands like Batman and Superman" will not be appearing in Powerless, but it doesn't rule out other heroes, villains and characters from DC Comics' continuity.

Powerless was created and will be produced by Ben Queen, who scripted PIXAR's Cars 2 as well as created and produced the short-lived TV series Drive and A To Z.

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