The question mark in the headline isn’t a question – we know they’re doing it – but I am super puzzled by it. Deadline is reporting that NBC, apparently, has decided to start development on a workplace single-camera comedy based around unknown DC Comics characters. A pilot has been ordered, and Ben Queen is working on it with Warner Bros TV.
Now, the basic premise is that the characters will be working at an insurance company in a world where Superheroes are constantly trashing the place, so I get it — this could be a funny show. That said, the last time DC tried to do a comics based comedy, it ended up as the disastrous Justice League pilot that thankfully never aired.
It’s not the worst idea really, but it’s far from a great one. I honestly think it only has a shot if they completely avoid featuring any superheroes on the show in person. Let them be headlines and news reports… and lines on spreadsheets.
Nightmarish, profit destroying lines…