Everyone is waiting for it and everybody wants it, but it’s still months before we get to see it. I am speaking of Josh Whedon’s upcoming S.H.I.E.L.D. television show, of course. Now, a little more news from the deep voids of the Internet, an ABC press release that reveals the new show’s official title and gives us a bit of a synopsis. Check it out below:
Joss Whedon (MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) shows us not all heroes are super with MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
Fresh from his role in the summer’s box office smash, MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS, Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) returns to the worldwide law enforcement organization S.H.I.E.L.D. He puts together a small, highly trained, team of Agents to tackle the cases that haven’t been classified yet, the new, the strange and the unknown. That team consists of straight arrow Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), an expert in combat and espionage; pilot and martial artist Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen); and brilliant if socially awkward scientists Agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) and Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge). They’ll be joined by civilian new recruit and computer hacker Skye (Chloe Bennet).
Prepare for an epic adventure that showcases the hope and wonder of the human spirit. This is a world of Super Heroes, aliens and the unusual – of action, spectacle and world spanning stories. The show will speak to the human condition through the lens of our very human, non-powered S.H.I.E.L.D agents – that together we are greater than we are apart, and that we can make a difference in the world.
Executive Produced and co-written by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen (Dollhouse, Dr.Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog), Jeffrey Bell (Angel, Alias) and Jeph Loeb (Smallville, Lost, Heroes) comes Marvel’s first live-action TV series, MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
So, it looks like the new title could be Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., or maybe just Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? I only question because they tagged “Marvel” onto the front of The Avengers as well, so it could just be a way to let people know that the two things are connected.
As far as the synopsis goes, it ain’t much that we haven’t already heard of. Then again, this press release was put out there to attract advertisers, so it’s not really an information-packed piece of writing. But it’s about as good as we’re gonna get until (Marvel’s) Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. hits the airwaves come this fall.
Thanks to GeekTyrant for the heads-up.