So yesterday we reported that Vanessa Hudgens and Christina Kirk had have joined the cast of DC’s new sit-com (yes, really), Powerless at NBC…
Well, today it seems that the show has pushed its Nerd points waaaaaaaaay through the roof by signing Firefly and Tucker & Dale star Alan Tudyk as well as well as Abed himself, Community’s Danny Pudi (both pictured above).
We have the details on the characters too:
• Danny Pudi is Teddy, best friend of Emily (Vanessa Hudgens) at work and her trusted confidante. He spends his days creating time-wasting pranks as a way to make their office, the “least Super place on earth,” just a little less “unsuper.”
• Alan Tudyk is Del, Emily’s new boss in the claims department. Del has just been promoted — not through any merit of his own, but because he’s the owner’s son. A self-proclaimed “rich, over-educated globetrotting wastrel,” Del is a power-mad disastrous dictator of a boss.
While we already knew that Kirk was on the cast, now we know as who:
• Christina Kirk is Jackie. A fan of Super Heroes, Jackie has plastered her office cubicle with beefcake shots of super guys. New claims department boss Del makes her his personal assistant, and she begins buckling under his unreasonable and impossible demands.
While we were uncertain about this initially, we love the casting to Tudyk and Pudi… we can see these two being one of TV’s biggest double acts. Here’s hoping!
Powerless is set in the DC Universe of superheroes, but focuses on employees of an insurance company that deals with superhero damages. The pilot will be written by executive producer Ben Queen and directed by Michael Patrick Jann.