ABC Releases Info on “S.H.I.E.L.D.” TV Series Opener

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The Avenger's S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Phil Coulson played by Clark Gregg
The Avenger’s S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Phil Coulson played by Clark Gregg

ABC and Marvel just released some details regarding its “Avengers” spin-off television series that had the working title of “S.H.I.E.L.D.” – the missions of the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division. The new series will now go by the name of  “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Here is the latest synopsis of the pilot episode.

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. 

The series is 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) is will be Marvel Entertainment’s first live-action TV series. The show pilot will also reunite Whedon with ‘Angel’ Actor J. August Richards in Mystery Role.

The show sounds a lot like another ABC Studios production “Criminal Minds” and “Mission: Impossible” meets a band of ninjas! What a great concept!

Be sure to catch  “Marvel’s Agents of Shield” this fall on ABC!

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