Vanessa Hudgens to star in ‘Powerless’, a workplace comedy set in the DC universe

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High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens has been cast in a lead role for Powerless, an upcoming TV show from NBC and Warner Bros.

Written by A to Z’s Ben Queen, the single-camera comedy centers on the exceedingly average employees at one of the worst insurance companies in America — with the twist being that it also takes place in the universe of DC Comics, TVLine reports.

Hudgens will play Emily Locke, a claims adjuster who loves her job because she gets to help people, but who is increasingly exasperated by the disruptive antics of the various Super Heroes that proliferate in her city.

No word yet on which DC Comics universe Powerless will take place in, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s their own.