Vanessa Hudgens Cast In DC Comics' Powerless

by Russ Burlingame

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High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens will appear in NBC's planned DC Comics sitcom PowerlessTHR reports.

The series is set at an insurance company in the DC Universe, where Hudgens and other members of her workplace ensemble will serve the needs of those whose property is destroyed by superhero battles.

According to her character description, Hudgens will topline the pilot and portray 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 Super Heroes that proliferate in her city.

Christina Kirk will co-star in the series, which is set to be executive produced by writer Ben Queen with Michael Patrick Jann.

Ironically, Hudgens appeared in Sucker Punch from Man of SteelWatchmen and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder.

By Russ Burlingame

Russ Burlingame has been covering comics and pop culture since 1999. He has written for WIZARD: THE COMICS MAGAZINE, Comic Related, Newsarama, and more before settling in for the long haul at ComicBook.com back in 2011.