ABC is officially releasing “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” The series has been picked up by the network for a full season and is expected to hit the screen this fall. The Hollywood Reporter states that ABC will begin marketing the show this Sunday before the season finale of “Once Upon a Time.”
Welcome back Clark Gregg! Many of you know Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson from Marvel’s feature films. Agent Coulson is in charge of assembling the selected agents from S.H.I.E.L.D. and the team investigate different cases that are highly classified and very extraordinary, this screams Men In Black to me.
The team consists of:
- Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton) who is highly trained in combat and espionage
- Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen) expert pilot and martial artist
- Agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) who is a brilliant engineer
- Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) a genius bio-chemist
And with them is a new recruit who is a computer hacker Skye (Chloe Bennet).
The series includes Executive Producers Joss Whedon from Marvel’s The Avengers and ”Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen are pilot co-writers from “Dollhouse,” “Dr.Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog”, Jeffrey Bell known from “Angel” and “Alias”, and Jeph Loeb from “Smallville”. All great and wonderful creators!! I’m looking forward to this series already!
The new series, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television. What do you think of the idea of the S.H.I.E.L.D. series? Comment below.