NBC’s upcoming workplace comedy POWERLESS has added stand-up comedian and Undateable alum Ron Funches to the cast. Set in the DC Comic universe, the series follows the employees of RetCon Insurance, a company that specializes in regular-people coverage against damage caused by the crime-fighting superheroes.
Funches will play the character Ron, an I.T. guy who, unlike his co-workers, hasn’t lost his childlike enthusiasm for superheroes. He will join Vanessa Hudgens, Danny Pudi, Alan Tudyk, and Christina Kirk. Ben Queen and Michael Patrick Jann will serve as executive producers of the series.
The announcement of Funches joining the cast comes with the unveiling of the Comic-Con poster for the show. The pilot episode of the show will screen at the convention and the cast is expected to be in attendance. Powerless is slated to have a midseason premiere during NBC’s 2016-2017 TV season.
Funches recently appeared in episodes of Another Period on Comedy Central. On the big screen, he was seen in last year’s comedy Get Hard opposite Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell. He also lent his voice to the upcoming DreamWorks animated feature Trolls.
Dino-Ray Ramos | Staff Writer