DC is doing a sitcom! It’s called Powerless, and it honestly sounds kind of like a stand-up comedy sketch:
The single-camera workplace comedy is set at one of the worst insurance companies in America — with the twist being that it also takes place in the universe of DC Comics. The project is about the reality of working life for a normal, powerless person in a world of superheroes and villains.
…and I’ll be honest: theoretically that doesn’t sound so bad to me. It’s an interesting concept, because living in a superhero universe would be a highly surreal experience. And ‘surreal’ is a short jump to ‘comedy.’ Of course, it’s the implementation that matters. For that matter: are we at saturation point yet when it comes to superheroes and TV? I don’t actually have cable, remember, so I wouldn’t really know. What’s next, though? Superhero soap operas?
…Well, maybe. After all, superhero webcomics are a thing, so the concept might transfer over.