Back in August, NBC gave a pilot production commitment to an Office-style workplace comedy set in the DC Comics universe, and now ABC has a very similar project in the works. According to Variety, the network is developing a half-hour single-cam sitcom titled Damage Control that “follows the overworked, underpaid clean-up crew of the Marvel Universe.” It sounds a lot like NBC’s version Powerless, which will center on “one of the worst insurance companies in America — with the twist being that it also takes place in the universe of DC Comics. The show is about the reality of working life for a normal, powerless person in a world of superheroes and villains.” Here’s more info on the Marvel project at ABC from Variety:
According to the series description, the Marvel cleaning crew specializes in dealing with the aftermath of the unique fallout from super hero conflicts. They are 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. Sometimes the most important super heroes are the ones behind the scenes — and that’s who Damage Control will follow.
The Daily Show and Modern Family’s Ben Karlin developed the series, which he will co-executive produce with David Miner and Marvel’s Jeph Loeb.