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Marvel's Damage Control gets ABC pilot

https://deadline.com/2015/10/marvel-...bc-1201566243/

Sometimes the most important super heroes are the ones behind the scene. Marvel Television is heading to the half-hour live-action comedy arena with Damage Control, a single-camera comedy project based on the Marvel Comics books, which has received a put pilot commitment from ABC.

Developed for TV by former Daily Show and Colbert Report executive producer Ben Karlin, Damage Control follows the overworked, underpaid, clean up crew of the Marvel Universe. 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.


Wut? My dream's come true. Wasn't expecting this. I'll watch it.

The Marvel streak at ABC has got to end sometime...
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Re: Marvel's Damage Control gets ABC pilot

I've never heard of this, but it sounds fun.

What's the Marvel streak?
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Damage Control is a lot of fun. Back when I was working on a theme park-related project for a Marvel entity (pre-Disney), I pushed for a 15 to 20 minute Damage Control stage show. It got several thumbs up from the executives. Thanks, Disney!

Better dig through the quarter bins now for back issues before the prices soar.
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Hell yes! I've always loved that concept and thought it would make a great movie/series.
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This might actually be the better version of what DC has coming out at NBC.

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/tv-talk/628...lands-nbc.html
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YESSSSSS. We need this more than we need AoS.
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didn't see this was already posted. mods please delete. thx
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crap. didn't see the thread for this.
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Re: Marvel's Damage Control gets ABC pilot

I don't see this lasting.
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I think the concept lends itself quite well to television. Hopefully it lands a decent cast!
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Re: Marvel's Damage Control gets ABC pilot

Originally Posted by fumanstan View Post

What's the Marvel streak?
ABC: AoS, Agent Carter, Damage Control.

Netflix: Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Defenders.

All produced by Disney. I'm sure there will be more to come...
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Re: Marvel's Damage Control gets ABC pilot

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YESSSSSS. We need this more than we need AoS.
Those were my thoughts as well. My only fear is that Damage Control always worked better in the comics when one of Marvel's icons would make a cameo. I doubt we'll get to see the Hulk level a town or have Spider-Man help clean. The good thing is that we'll likely get far more superhero references on Damage Control than Agents of SHIELD.
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Re: Marvel's Damage Control gets ABC pilot

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ABC: AoS, Agent Carter, Damage Control.

Netflix: Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Defenders.

All produced by Disney. I'm sure there will be more to come...
Ah, I can't imagine that will ever end. Disney seems to want to control their properties a lot more then WB.
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Re: Marvel's Damage Control gets ABC pilot

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Damage Control is a lot of fun. Back when I was working on a theme park-related project for a Marvel entity (pre-Disney), I pushed for a 15 to 20 minute Damage Control stage show. It got several thumbs up from the executives. Thanks, Disney!

Better dig through the quarter bins now for back issues before the prices soar.
Awesome news... Now I've got to go dig out my comic books and see how many of these actually have… I collected this title for quite a few years.
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I'm game for this but I do worry how good it could ever be. If it was short one shots, Damage Control would thrive in that form.
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Re: Marvel's Damage Control gets ABC pilot

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Awesome news... Now I've got to go dig out my comic books and see how many of these actually have… I collected this title for quite a few years.
There were only 12 issues, iirc.
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Ah, I can't imagine that will ever end. Disney seems to want to control their properties a lot more then WB.
Oops. I forgot Powers too, although that's produced by Sony (but still is a Marvel/Disney property).
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Re: Marvel's Damage Control gets ABC pilot

Bendis owns Powers, it's an independent comic book. It has no connection to Marvel Comics.
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Bendis owns Powers, it's an independent comic book. It has no connection to Marvel Comics.
I thought Powers took place in the Marvel universe? I guess I was mistaken.
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oh, no. No, it doesn't. I never got to read it. The Icon label is separate from the Marvel Universe.
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There were only 12 issues, iirc.
Really? I guess I really need to check. Maybe I'm confusing it with something else.
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Re: Marvel's Damage Control gets ABC pilot

The concept sounds fun but I almost think it'd work better as one shots or something like someone mentioned. Not sure if there's really enough to base an entire series off of unless it's just a mini series.
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Re: Marvel's Damage Control gets ABC pilot

This would work great as a single season, six-episode series with Drew Pearce as a show runner.

I'm surprised ABC Studios only ordered a pilot and didn't automatically give it a full season without a pilot similar to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Defenders.

And yes, ABC Studios is responsible for the Netflix shows as well.
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But the format is different. Network and Netflix are two different playing fields. It doesn't matter if ABC still produces it.... the format allows so much more freedom in actually creating it. Whereas Network, for some reason, doesn't have that.
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But the format is different. Network and Netflix are two different playing fields. It doesn't matter if ABC still produces it.... the format allows so much more freedom in actually creating it. Whereas Network, for some reason, doesn't have that.
You know what got a 22-episode order without a pilot or a single script written or a general sense of what the show was going to be about?

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

You know what also got an 8-episode order without a pilot or a single script written?

Agent Carter

Marvel's first two shows on ABC have been pretty much given carte blanche. I understand why Lee killed the Mockingbird/Hunter spin-off in the concept stage, but I don't get why Damage Control needs a pilot if none of ABC's Marvel properties didn't need one.

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