NBC is trying to get in on the superhero television hype with Powerless, its satirical take on the genre that exists with the DC universe, and now the comedy finally has a premiere date.
The network confirmed today that Powerless would premiere on Feb. 2, joining its winter/spring programming block and just a few weeks after shows return from their midseason hiatuses. NBC has not confirmed how many episodes Powerless will have in its first season, but based on when it’s entering the schedule, it shouldn’t be too surprising if the series only clocks in at 12 episodes.
The show follows a group of regular people working at a life insurance company in a world where superheroes and villains are running rampant. While Batman, Superman and other superheroes are off causing havoc, Emily Locke (Vanessa Hudgens) is left ensuring that the families of people who are injured or killed as a result of their carelessness are taken care of.
Polygon saw the first episode of Powerless back at San Diego Comic-Con and out of all the Warner Bros. TV series that premiered during that block, Powerless was by far the one that stood out the most. As the premiere date draws closer, Polygon will have a full review on the series.
Powerless stars Danny Pudi and Alan Tudyk alongside Hudgens.