Marvel Eyes Second Comedy Series; To Premiere on Netflix?


ABC Entertainment Group President Paul Lee recently announced that the company is collaborating with Marvel Studios to develop another comedy after “Damage Control”. The group has already worked together with Marvel to air Agents of SHIELD and Marvel’s Agent Carter.

ABC’s Lee made this announcement at 2016 winter Television Critics Association press tour party. He did not comment or elaborate on what the second sitcom will be about. Or whether it will be on Netflix. All of those details are a mystery as yet. IGN reports that all he said was, “in the long term, we’d love it to be” on ABC. “We definitely want to do Marvel comedies as well as dramas and of course, as you know, we supply lots of dramas to Netflix,” he said.

Variety reports that ABC has already bought a script for a half-hour, single-camera sitcom that follows the overworked, underpaid clean-up crew of the Marvel Universe. The whole idea behind this show is the fact that the most important super heroes in life are those who silently work in the background.

The website also elaborates that the series focuses on how the Marvel cleaning crew deals with the after effects and outcomes of super hero conflicts. For instance, they are in charge of activities like returning lost ray guns, rescheduling wedding venue after it has been vaporized in one super hero battle; or even tracking down a missing prized African parrot.

IGN quotes Lee saying (about “Damage Control”), “That’s the one that’s going to be coming out this season. I haven’t read it yet. I can’t wait to see it. We hope it’s going to be great.” “Damage Control” will be written and developed by Ben Karlin.

In addition to new comedies, the network is also in process of developing another mystery Marvel series with John Ridley.

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