Marvel & ABC Join Forces to Create Superhero Sitcom; Damage Control


We’re getting some interesting news on the Marvel Studios TV front. Earlier today, The Wrap, reported that Marvel and ABC would be joining forces to create a new superhero themed sitcom called Damage Control.

Based on the comic book of the same name, this will be done in a single camera comedy format and, according to The Wrap, “follows the overworked, underpaid, clean up crew of the Marvel Universe.”

The show will also be produced by The Daily Show and Colbert Report alum and Ben Karlin and Marvel’s Jeph Loeb. Karlin also served as a co-executive producer on ABC’s Modern Family.

The Wrap provides a synopsis of the show which reads, “Specializing in dealing with the aftermath of the unique fallout from super hero conflicts, they’re the ones who are in charge of returning lost ray guns to their rightful owners, help to reschedule a wedding venue after it has been vaporized in a super hero battle, or even track down a missing prize African parrot that’s been turned to stone or goo.”

The comic book that will serve as the source material dates back to 1988 and has had several limited series runs which involved some of the bigger Marvel stories like Civil War and World War Hulk. There’s currently no news as to when the show will launch, but it would make sense for the show to follow the release of Marvel’s upcoming Civil War. 

We’re pretty excited about this as we just can’t get enough from Marvel these days, but what do you think? Is Marvel overextending themselves in the TV Universe with Agents of Shield, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Defenders, and the upcoming Agents of Shield spinoff which will likely result in a Secret Warriors show? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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