Joss Whedon’s ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ TV series gets cast, synopsis, new title
In a little under a month, Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe begins with the release of Iron Man 3. And this fall, we’ll be able to enjoy the Marvel Universe in primetime when ABC premieres Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..
The series, created by Avengers director and TV vet Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), was originally titled simply Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but Marvel has been stamping its company brand on many of its newer properties, so this doesn’t come as much of a surprise. (Sort of rolls off the tongue, actually — in a labored kind of way)
Via Press Release:
Fresh from his role in the summer’s box office smash, MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS, Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) returns to the worldwide law enforcement organization S.H.I.E.L.D. He puts together a small, highly trained, team of Agents to tackle the cases that haven’t been classified yet, the new, the strange and the unknown. That team consists of straight arrow Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), an expert in combat and espionage; pilot and martial artist Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen); and brilliant if socially awkward scientists Agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) and Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge). They’ll be joined by civilian new recruit and computer hacker Skye (Chloe Bennet).
Prepare for an epic adventure that showcases the hope and wonder of the human spirit. This is a world of Super Heroes, aliens and the unusual – of action, spectacle and world spanning stories. The show will speak to the human condition through the lens of our very human, non-powered S.H.I.E.L.D agents – that together we are greater than we are apart, and that we can make a difference in the world.
Executive Produced and co-written by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen (Dollhouse, Dr.Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog), Jeffrey Bell (Angel, Alias) and Jeph Loeb (Smallville, Lost, Heroes) comes Marvel’s first live-action TV series, MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
In addition to this news, TVLine has revealed that J. August Richards has been cast in a top-secret role. Richards is a veteran of Whedon’s televised ventures, having starred in Buffy spin-off series Angel.
Via: AV Club