Danny Pudi, Alan Tudyk Join Powerless, NBC's DC Comics Superhero Comedy

Powerless Cast

NBC’s Powerless is gaining some serious geek cred.

Community‘s Danny Pudi and Firefly‘s Alan Tudyk have joined the DC Comics-infused sitcom pilot as series regulars, TVLine has learned.

Christina Kirk (A to Z, Manhattan) has also been added to the cast, which — as reported earlier this week — will be led by High School Musical grad Vanessa Hudgens.

Written by A to Z writer-producer Ben Queen, the single-camera project centers on the exceedingly average employees at one of the worst insurance companies in America — with the twist being that it also takes place in the universe of DC Comics.

Pudi will play Teddy, best friend and co-worker to Hudgens’ Emily (Vanessa Hudgens). 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.”

Tudyk, meanwhile, portrays 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.

Lastly, Kirk is set for the role of Jackie, a massive superhero fan who works as Del’s assistant.

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