ABC and Josh Whedon (Marvel’s Avengers and Buffy the Vampire Slayer) have announced that their new drama, Marvels S.H.I.E.L.D, will be called Marvels Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. This one hour show will follow Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) returning to S.H.I.E.L.D. He puts together a team of agents to tackle new and strange cases. The team will be made up of Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen), Agent Leo Fitz (Iain de Caestecker) and Agent Jenna Simmons(Elizabeth Henstridge).
Obviously all of these agents will bring their own special set of skills to the team. This will be a world of superheroes, but the show will speak through the very human, non powered S.H.I.E.L.D agents. It will show that you are more great together than apart. I think that this is a very interesting concept for a “superhero” show. I look forward to the upcoming series.
Official press release:
Joss Whedon (MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) shows us not all heroes are super with MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
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.