ABC is expanding its relationship with Marvel with the development of Damage Control.
Damage Control is a half-hour, single-camera sitcom that follows the adventures of the overworked under paid clean-up group in the Marvel world, according to Variety. The project currently has a put pilot commitment from ABC. Former The Daily Show producer Ben Karlin developed Damage Control, and will executive produce along with Marvel’s TV head Jeph Loeb and David Miner.
Damage Control will look at the people who take care of the aftermath of superhero conflicts. They face problems like returning lost ray guns, rescheduling events after a venue has been destroyed because of a battle, and even tracking down a lost parrot, according to Variety. It will look at those people who are responsible for the behind-the-scenes half of the superhero world.
Currently ABC has two Marvel dramas: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter. This would be the first comedy Marvel has created for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Also happening in the Marvel/ABC world is a spinoff of SHIELD revolving around Adrianne Palicki’s character Mockingbird and Nick Blood’s Lance Hunter. There’s also a secret Marvel project in the works by American Crime creator John Ridley, according to Variety.
In other comic book news, DC Comics and NBC are working on a superhero comedy as well. Currently called Powerless, the half-hour sitcom will be a workplace comedy set in the DC world, as we reported on here.
Also in the works for Marvel is the upcoming November 20 release of Jessica Jones on Netflix. You can read more about that and the latest teaser for the show here.