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Awesome! Alan Tudyk and Danny Pudi have joined DC’s Powerless TV series

February 23rd, 2016 by Marc Comments

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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.

Source: Comicbook

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….