Continuing his streak scoring only the best genre television – Battlestar Galactica, The Walking Dead, Defiance, Da Vinci’s Demons Bear McCreary has just signed up to score ABC and Marvel‘s Agents of SHIELD. Speaking with EW about his approach, McCreary said,

The series centers on the behind-the-scenes people, their heroism and their quirks. As such, the music I wrote is heroic and, at times, quirky and offbeat…. For me, the entire series hinges around Clark Gregg’s Agent Phil Coulson. He has a magnetic presence and an irresistible charm. Every time he’s onscreen, musical ideas are bursting into my brain… To me, a superheroic score is only as good as its main theme. If you’re not singing the tune in the shower a few days after hearing it, then an opportunity has been lost.

I’m sure all I have to do is mention The Walking Dead‘s theme and your brain is already humming it. And just think, Agents of SHIELD‘s theme will be same in a matter of months. I definitely recommend you check McCreary’s full interview with EW about composing for Agents of SHIELD. But then! Make sure you come back here for a look at some Comic Con teaser art, and a new featurette introducing us to two of the agents: Fitz and Simmons, the most Whedonesque characters of the cast, yet.

I teased it above, but here’s the full Comic Con teaser image for Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD,


Neat, but nothing jaw-dropping, I’ll admit. It’s simply a reminder Agents of SHIELD will have a very large presence in San Diego this weekend. Their panel is Friday at 1:45 pm PST. Make sure you stay with Nerd Bastards so you won’t miss a thing!

Lastly, as part of the viral marketing campaign for the series, ABC and Marvel have been releasing short featurettes introducing all the new agents appearing in the series. In this one you’ll meet Agents Fitz and Simmons, and as you’ll see, quirky doesn’t even begin to fully explain these two,

Agents of SHIELD airs Tuesdays this fall on ABC. Will you be tuning in?

Sources: EW via Bleeding Cool, Huffington Post

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