New TV Alert: Vanessa Hudgens Is Starring in a DC Comics Superhero Comedy

But don't expect her to shoot lasers out of her eyes.

Vanessa Hudgens
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As far as the geological interests of Arizona are concerned, Vanessa Hudgens is between a rock and a hard place (opens in new tab). But according to Variety (opens in new tab), her *career* is only on the rise.

The publication reports that Hudgens has landed a role in NBC's DC Comics comedy pilot Powerless, in which she'll play insurance claims adjuster Emily Locke, who "finds herself increasingly exasperated by the disruptive antics of the various superheroes that proliferate her city." Oh, did we mention the show's set in the DC Comics universe? And that it's about everyday, X-ray-vision-less people?

This will be Hudgens' first regular role on a TV series, but judging by her bravura performance in Grease: Live (opens in new tab), the opportunities will just keep rolling in.

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Chelsea Peng
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Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at MarieClaire.com. She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.