Updated:Official! ABC picks up Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for series!
UPDATE: Agent I.D. cards added! Scan below!
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is a go! ABC has picked up the Joss Whedon produced show and given it a series order. It shouldn't be that surprising, given the clout that THE AVENGERS and actor Clark Gregg bring to the show, but there's no guarantee when sizing up a new show on a major network. Today saw some cancellations (Burn Notice, Southland, Go On) and one renewal (Community), so it's never really clear who will stay, go, or never see the light of day.
Here's the official description of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (and a cast photo):
Clark Gregg reprises his role of Agent Phil Coulson from Marvel’s feature films as he assembles a small, highly select group of Agents from the worldwide law-enforcement organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D. Together they investigate the new, the strange, and the unknown across the globe, protecting the ordinary from the extraordinary. Coulson’s team consists of Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), highly trained in combat and espionage, Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen) expert pilot and martial artist, Agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker); brilliant engineer and Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) genius bio-chemist. Joining them on their journey into mystery is new recruit and computer hacker Skye (Chloe Bennet).
From Executive Producers Joss Whedon (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” ”Buffy the Vampire Slayer”); Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” pilot co-writers (“Dollhouse,” “Dr.Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog”); Jeffrey Bell (“Angel,” “Alias”); and Jeph Loeb (“Smallville,” “Lost,” “Heroes”) comes Marvel’s first TV series. “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television.
No word on an air date, but a new "Hulktastic" promo for the show is set to air this Sunday during Once Upon A Time's finale. We'll update here as soon as it's online.
|Extra Tidbit:||I'm super stoked for this. Anyone not?|