Stop me if you’ve heard this before. A group of average, everyday people, come in to clean up the mess, left behind after a superhero battle. If this premise sounds familiar, that’s only because it should. I have just described Marvel and Dwayne McDuffie’s cult comic, Damage Control. However, it is also the plot of DC Television’s new show, Powerless.
Powerless has been rumoured to be in various levels of production, for quite some time. However, this week, NBC confirmed that they have picked the series up for a pilot.
It is worth mentioning that this does not mean that the series will actually happen. They are merely exploring the possibility of a series. As of this moment in time, there has been no cast or crew assembled for the project, so it is too early to get an idea of how this series will feel.
However, despite my joking at the start, I do think this is an interesting premise that is worth giving an opportunity. As well as this, the series is expected to have appearances from Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. Seeing these figures from men on the ground, is an interesting concept, and could be worth exploring. Here’s hoping it can live up to its premise.