Yesterday’s trailer for the new ABC series, Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D, was exciting enough. Now we have the full thing and this show looks like it could be a blast. It comes across as somewhere between X-Files and NCIS, but with a lot more humor in it.
It is also great to see Whedon utilizing J. August Richards (Gunn From Angel) in the pilot. He recently popped up in an episode of Arrow and reminded me of how fun he is to watch. I’m hoping that his character will appear more than just once.
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.