Vanessa Hudgens Lands Role in New Comedy Pilot | Playbill

News Vanessa Hudgens Lands Role in New Comedy Pilot The Gigi star nabs a leading part following her acclaimed performance in Grease Live.

Vanessa Hudgens, recently seen as Rizzo in Fox's Grease Live, has landed a starring role in NBC's DC Comics pilot Powerless, according to Variety.

Michael Patrick Jann will direct the half-hour comedy, which was penned by executive producer Ben Queen.

"Based on characters from the DC universe," the single-camera comedy, according to the industry website, is "set at one of the worst insurance companies in America—with the twist being that 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."

Hudgens has been cast as Emily Locke, an "insurance claims adjuster who loves her job because she gets to help people. The character likes to fly under the radar and just get her work done, and she finds herself increasingly exasperated by the disruptive antics of the various superheroes that proliferate in her city."

The actress made her Broadway debut last season in the revival of Gigi.

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