Hallelujah!!! Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been officially picked up by ABC (As if there was ever any doubt). The TV show set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe ill see the return of Agent Coulson, leading a select group of Agents to investigate the new, the strange, and the unknown across the globe. The show will explain Coulson’s return after his supposed demise in last year’s box office smash, The Avengers. Joss Wheddon, who directed the pilot stated that the show will be Autonomous from the Marvel films, but there is still a chance of some new and old super heroes making an appearance. Audiences will get their first look at the show on ABC this Sunday during the season finale of Once Upon A Time. Consider my eyes glued to the television for that one.
The show stars Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge and Chloe Bennet and will debut this fall.
Here’s the official synopsis for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
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”) comes Marvel’s first TV series. “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television.