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NBC eyes superhero comedy Powerless

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Superheroes are continuing to take over the world: NBC has ordered a pilot titled Powerless and set in the DC Comics Universe into production, EW has learned. 

The show, as Deadline first reported, is a workplace comedy with a focus similar to NBC’s hit series The Office — only in Powerless, employees work at a bad insurance company while living in a world filled with heroes and supervillians. Ben Queen (A to Z) is on board to write and executive produce the series.

There’s currently no word on whether popular characters from the DC Universe will appear on the show — or if the show will even make it past the pilot stage — but as Deadline suggests, the focus of the series will most likely be on ordinary or unknown characters living in a superhero-filled world, similar to the structure of ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Either way, the idea seems like a dedicated effort to revive NBC’s ailing comedy block: the network announced Thursday that it has ordered two comedies from both Tina Fey and Mike Schur.

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