The NBC workplace comedy set in the DC Universe has found its star. Vanessa Hudgens has landed the leading role in the forthcoming series "Powerless." 

Hudgens has joined the project as Emily Locke, who The Hollywood Reporter describes as "an insurance claims adjuster who loves her job because she gets to help people... [and] likes to fly under the radar and just get her work done."

The website goes on to say, Locke "finds herself increasingly exasperated by the disruptive antics of the various Super Heroes that proliferate in her city." Little is known about the sitcom but it is described as being similar to "The Office" but set in a world filled with superheroes.

In an interview with Comic Book Resources NBC executive Jennifer Salke talked about the series premise describing exactly what kind of world we'd see. Salke said: 

"This is a world where superheroes are not only just on green screen out the window of this insurance office, but they're also running into you on the street and wreaking havoc. The idea isn't that it's the creme de la creme of the superheroes. It's a world where there's a whole population of superheroes with all sorts of all challenges themselves. So you're seeing quite a range of characters in that realm in addition to our great, kind of grounded human ensemble."

Ben Queen is a writer and executive producer for the pilor of "Powerless" alongside Michael Patrick Jann, who is also signed to direct. Christina Kirk will co-star.

If "Powerless" happens to go to series, it would mark Hudgens' first small-screen regular role.