We’ve been reporting for over a month that Joss Whedon’s world of The Avengers would be spilling on to the small screen via at S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series, now we are getting descriptions of the agents on the team.
Joss Whedon is writing the series along with is brother Jed Whedon and Jed’s Wife Maurissa Tancharoen of Dollhouse. Whedon is also directing the pilot.
We know that Whedon is going with all new characters, though that doesn’t rule out the occasional sweeps week cameo… perhaps from someone like Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson).
Here are the descriptions of the team:
Skye – This late-20s woman sounds like a dream: fun, smart, caring and confident – with an ability to get the upper hand by using her wit and charm. (Or “the one all the dudes are going to want to sleep with”)
Agent Grant Ward – Quite the physical specimen and “cool under fire,” he sometimes botches interpersonal relations. He’s a quiet one with a bit of a temper, but he’s the kind of guy that grows on you. (Or “the one all the chicks are going to want to sleep with”)
Agent Althea Rice – Also known as “The Calvary,” this hard-core soldier has crazy skills when it comes to weapons and being a pilot. But her experiences have left her very quiet and a little damaged. (So, Starbuck from Battlestar Galactica, minus the quiet part)
Agent Leo Fitz and Agent Jemma Simmons – These two came through training together and still choose to spend most of their time in each other’s company. Their sibling-like relationship is reinforced by their shared nerd tendencies – she deals with biology and chemistry, he’s a whiz at the technical side of weaponry. (Sheldon and Amy from The Big Bang Theory)