NBC’s DC Comics universe-set pilot Powerless just added more cast members. Variety reports that Danny Pudi, Alan Tudyk, and Christina Kirk have all joined the project, joining previously announced cast member Vanessa Hudgens. The series centers on “one of the worst insurance companies in America, but there’s a twist — 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.” Here’s more on Pudi, Tudyk, and Kirk’s roles from Variety:
Danny Pudi (Community) will play Teddy, Emily’s (Hudgens) best friend at work and her trusted confidante. 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.” Alan Tudyk (Suburgatory) will play 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. Christina Kirk (A to Z) will play Jackie. A fan of super heroes, she has plastered her office cubicle with beefcake shots of super guys. The new claims department boss Del (Tudyk) makes her his personal assistant, and she begins buckling under his unreasonable and impossible demands.