"Powerless" Creator Ben Queen Exits the Series

NBC's "Powerless" has just become showrunner-less. Deadline reports that Ben Queen, the show's creator and executive producer, has stepped down. Production on the series has been delayed in the wake of his departure, though it remains on track for its original midseason premiere date.

According to the report, Queen's exit was spurred by creative differences, though it was also "a mutual decision by the writer-producer, NBC and Powerless producer Warner Bros. TV." Prior to his departure, production was slated to begin in two weeks, though it has since been postponed.

Set within the DC Universe, the NBC sitcom follows the lives of a group of workers at an insurance company (RetCon Insurance) as they navigate a world populated with the likes of superheroes Crimson Fox and Jack O'Lantern. "Powerless" stars Vanessa Hudgens, Danny Pudi, Alan Tudyk, Ron Funches and Christina Kirk. Michael Patrick Jann will executive produce the series.

"Powerless" will debut in the back half of the 2016/17 television season on NBC.

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