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Posted 16/08/2016 by Cinematoracle in Notable News

Powerless already has a showrunning problem


That didn’t take long NBC. There has been a change at the helm of the new DC Comics-themed NBC comedy series Powerless. The show’s creator/executive producer and showrunner Ben Queen called it quits. Start of production on the midseason series, which had been slated to begin in two weeks, is being postponed as a search is underway for a new showrunner. The delay will not impact the launch of Powerless as NBC has yet to set its midseason scheduling plans. So that will mean even more pressure on the production. Queen’s departure was a mutual decision between Queen, NBC and Warner Bros, which is not a good sign and seems to happen too often with WB. NBC doesn’t have a solid track record either.

The single-camera workplace comedy Powerless –– the first comedy series set in the universe of DC Comics — stars Vanessa Hudgens as a spunky young insurance adjuster specializing in regular-people coverage against damage caused by the crime-fighting superheroes.

Powerless was one of the hottest half-hour pitches last summer, landing at NBC with a big commitment and sailing through the pilot process as a front-runner for a midseason series order. It marked a second consecutive series for Queen at WBTV, where he also created 2015’s A to Z. Queen will continue to work at the studio under his overall deal there, but not Powerless.


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