THE STAFF AT WAYNE SECURITY
Ron Funches’ character (also named Ron) is one exception to the people living this town, as he still seems to get excited over all the superhero action that seems to fly by his work on a daily basis. Alan Tudyk, who plays Bruce’s cousin Van, really delivers the laughs. This surprised me because everything I’ve seen him in previous, has not been a comical role. You can check his other works out in Serenity, Dollhouse, and A Knight’s Tale and even Rogue One (K-2SO).
Powerless is better off investing its energies into its people, and dynamics between them if they want this to be a hit. At one point, Van Wayne refers to a product that’s been put “in beta, wherever that is.” That’s exactly where this show is, too: in beta, but maybe almost ready to launch. I’ll keep watching.
POWERLESS – S1E2: “Wayne Dream Team”
Airs Thu. Feb. 09, 8:30 PM on NBC
Van is on a mission to be included in the Wayne Dream Team photo.
ABOUT POWERLESS- In the first comedy series set in the DC universe, Vanessa Hudgens (“Grease Live,” “High School Musical”) plays Emily, a spunky, young insurance adjuster specializing in regular-people coverage against damage caused by the crime-fighting superheroes. It’s when she stands up to one of these larger-than-life figures (after an epic battle messes with her commute) that she accidentally becomes a cult “hero” in her own right… even if it’s just to her group of lovably quirky co-workers. Now, while she navigates her normal, everyday life against an explosive backdrop, Emily might just discover that being a hero doesn’t always require superpowers.
The cast includes Vanessa Hudgens, Alan Tudyk, Danny Pudi and Christina Kirk.
Ben Queen (“A to Z,” “Cars 2”) serves as writer and executive producer. Director Michael Patrick Jann (pilot, “A to Z,” “Children’s Hospital,” “Reno 911!”) also executive produces. “Powerless” is produced by Warner Bros. Television and based on the characters from DC.
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