A comic book series from Marvel is in development at ABC for a half-hour live-action comedy. The project is “Damage Control,” which Deadline.com reports is being adapted as a single-camera comedy.
“Developed for TV by former ‘Daily Show’ and ‘Colbert Report’ executive producer Ben Karlin, ‘Damage Control’ follows the overworked, underpaid, cleanup crew of the Marvel Universe,” the story reports. “Specializing in dealing with the aftermath of the unique fallout from superhero 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 superhero battle, or even track down a missing prize African parrot that’s been turned to stone or goo.”
The Damage Control team first surfaced in Marvel Comics in 1988 and has made numerous appearances in various Marvel series, including being the focus of four limited comic series over the years.
Marvel Television and ABC Studios will produce. Karlin is set to write the script and will executive produce along with 3 Arts’ David Miner and Marvel head of TV Jeph Loeb, the report notes.
Marvel Television already has two dramas on ABC — “Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and “Agent Carter” — with a pilot for an “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” spinoff also in the works, the report notes.