Adam West is returning to the DC universe, with Warner Bros. announcing that the Batman star is set for a guest appearance in the NBC workplace comedy Powerless, where he’ll play Wayne Industries chairman Dean West. The synopsis for the episode reads:
Gotham comes to Charm City when the iconic Adam West, who played the role of Batman on television in the Sixties, guest stars in an upcoming episode of Powerless as Dean West, chairman of Wayne Industries. Following an attack on Gotham City, Wayne Industries has to make some cuts and Mr. West visits Charm City to deliver the bad news to Van and Emily. Will the dynamic duo of Van and Emily be able to save the team at Wayne Security, or are our Charm City Heroes destined for the unemployment line?
“Powerless is billed as DC’s first comedy, but we’ll always view Mr. West as the founding father of comedy in the DC Universe, thanks to his work in the original Batman television series,” said executive producers Patrick Schumacker and Justin Halpern. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with a living legend.”
Powerless airs on Thursday nights on NBC.