Vanessa Hudgens is staging a return to series television. The Spring Breakers actress and former Disney Channel star has signed on to star in an NBC comedy pilot titled Powerless — about regular people living in a world of annoyingly powerful superheroes.
The show is set at “one of the worst insurance companies in America — with the twist being that it also takes place in the universe of DC Comics. The show is about the reality of working life for a normal, powerless person in a world of superheroes and villains.”
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Hudgens will star as the non-powered Emily Locke, an “insurance claims adjuster who loves her job because she gets to help people. Emily likes to fly under the radar and just get her work done. She finds herself increasingly exasperated by the disruptive antics of the various superheroes that proliferate in her city.”
Hudgens was most recently seen as Rizzo in Fox’s Grease: Live.