Being a superhero is awesome. But, being a normal human in the world of superheroes sucks. Not only because you are one of the unexceptional lot and will never have any adventures like them, but also because when words like “casualty” and “collateral damage” are uttered, it’ll be for your description. People rarely think about this while enjoying a superhero movie. ‘Powerless’ was meant to rectify this situation. Developed by Ben Queen (‘Cars 3’, ‘A to Z’), this show is set in DC Universe, where figures like Batman, Superman, Aquaman, Joker, and all the other people with unimaginable powers exist. It follows the story of a woman who is made in-charge of a company that is supposed to develop security measures for the general people.
Powerless Cast: Who’s in It?
The cast of ‘Powerless’ gives way to some fresh faces as well as some familiar ones. It also has some veterans of the DC Universe in small roles. For example, Adam West, the Batman of 1960s, gives a voice-over in the first episode, giving an introduction of the characters and the company they work in. Marc McClure, who took on the role of Jimmy Olsen in the late 70s and early 80s, plays Emily’s father.
The main cast is headed by Vanessa Hudgens. She plays the role of Emily Locke, a strong-willed and resourceful woman who wants to change the current state of Wayne Security. Hudgens is not a strange face to the people who grew up with Disney’s ‘High School Musical’ series. She has also appeared in Netflix’s ‘The Princess Switch’, ‘Machete Kills’, ‘Journey 2: The Mysterious Island’, ‘Sucker Punch’ and ‘Beastly’. She has also worked in Broadway.
The role of Teddy is played by Danny Pudi. He is a tiresome person who has grown used to wasting his time at the job. But when Emily spurs things up, he has to adapt accordingly. Pudi is known for his roles in ‘Community’, ‘The Knights of Badassdom’, ‘Gilmore Girls’ and ‘Trip Tank’. Christina Kirk plays the role of Emily’s assistant, Jackie. Kirk has appeared in films like ‘Melinda and Melinda’ and ‘Love Is Strange’.
Ron Funches plays the role of Ron, a normal employee on the outside, but to the ones who know his secrets, he is from Atlantis. Funches has also worked in ‘Undatable’, and ‘Kroll Show’. Alan Tudyk plays the role of Van Wayne, Bruce Wayne’s cousin, who wants to foil Emily’s plans of reviving the company because he wants to leave Charm City for Gotham. You might recognise Tudyk from his roles in ‘I, Robot’, ‘A Knight’s Tale’, ‘Rogue One’ and ‘Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials’.