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PopWrapped | Television

Marvel Developing 'Damage Control' Comedy At ABC

Ashley Perna | PopWrapped Author

Ashley Perna

Updated 10/5/2015 4:39am
Marvel Developing 'Damage Control' Comedy At ABC | Damage Control
Media Courtesy of Marvel

Marvel is currently in talks with ABC to develop a new comedy series based on Damage Control, a comic book about the people who clean up the mess left behind by superhero battles. Variety reports that a script for a pilot was recently purchased by the network, which currently produces Agents of SHIELD, Agent Carter, and the recently confirmed Marvel's Most Wanted

Damage Control is said to be a single-camera, half-hour comedy about the lives of an overworked clean-up crew charged with cleaning up after the heroics are over. These individuals return property stolen by the villains, physically clean up the streets after the latest catastrophe, and reschedule events like weddings and funerals disrupted by the chaos. 

The comic book version was founded by the interesting and uneasy partnership of Tony Stark and Wilson Fisk, but eventually found its way into the hands of S.H.I.E.L.D. The series has run on-and-off since its debut in 1989, and was originally pitched as "a sitcom within the Marvel Universe" by series creator Dwayne McDuffie. It kicked off with a look at the superhero world through the eyes of an insurance broker and has featured a number of different members throughout its run. 

Ben Karlin, known for his work on The Daily Show and Modern Family is behind the series, along with executive producer David Miner and Marvel's head of television Jeph Loeb. No other details about the plot or the characters involved have been released. 

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