It seems that ABC is chomping at the bit to get S.H.I.E.L.D., a new series based on the spy organization that’s central to the Marvel Comics and series of films, on its airwaves in the very near future.
Variety’s Marc Graser tweeted today that the series’ pilot will begin shooting this coming January, a mere five months after the series was first announced. We know that Ming-Na has been cast as lead character Agent Melinda May, at that she will be joined by Avengers actor Clark Gregg who’s returning as Agent Phil Coulson (at least we think it’s Coulson returning), so if the network is aiming for a January shoot date, expect more casting announcements very, very soon. And also expect to see it on the Fall 2013 TV schedule, if not before (?).
Avengers screenwriter and director Joss Whedon will direct the pilot and co-write it with his brother Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen, who worked on Dr Horrible and Dollhouse with the Whedon Brothers. The series will be produced by the Whedons, Tancharoen, Jeffrey Bell and Jeph Loeb.
More news as it develops.
Source: Coming Soon