That’s the word from Maurissa Tancharoen, co-showrunner along with husband Jed Whedon. Marvel’s highly anticipated television series began filming in January, and is expected to be picked up by ABC. Avengers director and Nerd Potentate Joss Whedon co-wrote and directed the pilot, which stars Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Elizabeth Henstridge, Tain De Caestecker, and Brett Dalton.
S.H.I.E.L.D. is probably the only thing being discussed in Nerddom even half as much as Star Wars: Episode VII…..and unlike that controversial production, we won’t have to wait two years to see if S.H.I.E.L.D. lives up to the hype.
My money is on unqualified success, personally. S.H.I.E.L.D. is ideal for a TV series: Its structure as a quasi-military law enforcement/intelligence agency makes it easy for non-comic readers to connect to, and there’s lots of room for new and interesting characters.
Plus….we get Agent Coulson (well…Clark Gregg, at the very least) back from Joss Whedon’s “Altar of Likeable Character Sacrifice”–that’s enough for me.