Rob Leane Jun 19, 2017Powerless
may be cancelled, but NBC has chosen to release its Adam West
episode, in tribute to the late, great Batman
actor...Powerless Adam West
- NBC's DC-inspired workplace comedy, which stars Vanessa Hudgens
, Alan Tudyk
, Danny Pudi
and Christina Kirk
- has officially been cancelled. TV Line confirmed the news last month.
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There were two episodes left to air of the show's first season, but NBC removed both of them from its schedule. One of them, which features the late, great Adam West
as a guest star, is now available for fans to watch online.
Here it is...
Here's how Cbr describes the episode, and Adam West
's part in it...
"Gotham comes to Charm City when the iconic Adam West
, who played the role of Batman
on television in the Sixties, guest stars in an upcoming episode of Powerless
as Dean West
, chairman of Wayne Industries. Following an attack on Gotham City, Wayne Industries has to make some cuts and Mr. West visits Charm City to deliver the bad news to Van and Emily. Will the dynamic duo of Van and Emily be able to save the team at Wayne Security, or are our Charm City Heroes destined for the unemployment line?"Powerless
has taken to Twitter to lament the cancellation, along with the show's exec producer Patrick Schumacker
One of the many causalities of Powerless
being cancelled in that this picture won't get explained. Van Wayne Feb 2, 2017 - May 11, 2017 Rip. pic.twitter.com/SDfzFxw7fJ
— alan tudyk (@AlanTudyk) May 12, 2017
This one stings real bad. https://t.co/iAFccqB5gO
— Patrick Schumacker
(@PMSchumacker) May 12, 2017
It remains to be seen if the other unaired episode will arrive online at any point.
More as we hear it.Powerless
We don't have a proper trailer for Powerless
yet, but we do have a little video featuring some cast chit-chat.
The cast were out in force at the San Diego Comic Con, where they discussed the ramifications of dealing with superhero-based insurance claims and what we can expect from the show - and it seems that Wonder Woman is a name dropped into the fray right from the outset.
"The first claim that Emily Locke is working on is one caused by Wonder Woman," Vanessa Hudgens
told DC All Access. "Just sets the tone I think."
You can see the rest of the cast chatting about their roles here:
Also, while chatting to Cbr, Patrick Schumaker has discussed the idea of iconic DC actors showing up as new characters...
"If they’ll let us do it, I would have Jason Momoa
show up next season as the Sparkletts guy," Schumaker said. "He’ll never show up as Aquaman
. Ben Affleck
will never show up as Batman
. We can’t rule out that Grant Gustin
could show up some other time playing somebody else, that there’s a little bit of a crossover. You have so much license, given the high-concept nature of this show, I think you have a lot of license.
"The idea of a multiverse, I think, gives you license to have an actor from one of the other shows show up playing somebody different," he added. "Because who’s to say in this world that Barry Allen or Wally West
– Barry Allen if it's Grant – isn’t a courier? He doesn’t have any powers, necessarily. Or maybe he does, and we just never show it. Maybe he’s the FedEx guy."
Schumaker revealed that the Easter eggs
have actually already begun: "the actor who played Jimmy Olsen in Richard Donner
’s original Superman
, Marc McClure
[...] He actually stands in for Emily’s father in the pilot. So we already kind of start with some little Easter egg-y stuff that alludes to the films and other media that have existed, historically, for DC Comics
It's worth pointing out that Momoa, Gustin and Affleck have hardly been confirmed - not by a long stretch - but it's exciting to know the powers that be are open to some fun fan-pleasing ideas.
More as we hear it.Powerless
Here are all the teaser clips thus far...
That's Bruce Wayne to you. He's B Dubs to his cousin. #Powerless
(@NBCPowerless) January 13, 2017Powerless
Also, here's the latest synopsis, courtesy of Cbr:
"In a world where humanity must cope with the collateral damage of Super Heroes and Super-Villains, Emily Locke (Vanessa Hudgens
) begins her first day as Director of Research & Development for Wayne Security, a subsidiary of Wayne Enterprises that specializes in products that make defenseless bystanders feel a little safer. Full of confidence and big ideas, Emily quickly learns that her expectations far exceed those of her new boss (Alan Tudyk
) and officemates, so it will be up to her to lead the team toward their full potential and the realization that you don’t need superpowers to be a hero."Powerless
debuted on NBC - in the USA - on Thursday the 2nd of February at 8.30pm. There is no news yet on a UK broadcaster.
We'll keep you updated as we hear more.