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Deberg_1990 05-11-2013 10:22 AM

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D....this fall on ABC
 
Josh Whedon is involved. I'm in!



http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/liv...-agents-520903



It's official: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is on the air at ABC.
The Joss Whedon drama based on the Marvel Comics property has landed a series order at the Disney-owned network, ABC announced Friday.

The ABC Studios project is based on Marvel Comics' secret intelligence organization that has appeared in countless titles, including Iron Man, Captain America and The Ultimates, since being introduced in the 1960s. The military law-enforcement agency's moniker stands for Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistic Directorate, which also has evolved over time in the comics.

Whedon is on board to co-pen the pilot alongside his brother Jed Whedon and Jed's wife, Maurissa Tancharoen; the trio previously teamed on the three-part web series Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. Avengers and Buffy the Vampire Slayer mastermind Whedon directed the pilot, which has had ABC social media accounts for months. S.H.I.E.L.D. is executive produced by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, Tancharoen, Jeffrey Bell and Marvel TV's Jeph Loeb.

ER's Ming-Na stars as Agent Melinda May, The Avengers' Clark Gregg reprises his role as Agent Phil Coulson, Killing Lincoln's Brett Dalton is set as gruff rising star Agent Grant Ward, Elizabeth Henstridge as science whiz Agent Gemma Simmons and Iain DeCaestecker as tech guru Agent Leo Fitz, with Nashville's Chloe Bennet set as Skye, a superhero-obsessed woman.
Since the project was first announced in August, it has been a clear front-runner to land on ABC's 2013-14 schedule. ABC Entertainment Group president Paul Lee told reporters in January that the project was being fast-tracked and he was "very hopeful" that the entry with a "great script" would go

"Marvel has the ability to bring the whole family around it," Lee said at the time. "Joss has great relationships around it. There's a lot of real funny male-female relationships and flirtations, but it's also Joss and Marvel, so there's a lot of action to it."

"My boss Bob Iger buys Marvel, and how wonderful is it for ABC to be able to use the core talent from that and not use the Marvel brand but the Avengers franchise for a show that is not exactly about the Avengers but is attached to it?" Lee said, noting that Whedon was already working on scripts at the time.

ABC will start a major marketing push for the high-profile project with a sizable built-in fan base Sunday, May 12, airing a first look at 8 p.m. ahead of the season finale of Once Upon a Time.

Bump 05-11-2013 11:29 AM

will watch

Buehler445 05-11-2013 12:06 PM

Wheedon = Buehler445 in.

JD10367 05-11-2013 06:50 PM

I love Whedon but... Not sure about this. If they don't let him get superheroey, I don't see how it'll hold interest and an audience. If they do let him get superheroey, given the cheapness of broadcast TV I don't see how it won't look cheesy like "The Greatest American Hero". I'm sure there won't be any cameos from "Avengers" actors (too pricey).

Buehler445 05-11-2013 07:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JD10367 (Post 9675974)
I love Whedon but... Not sure about this. If they don't let him get superheroey, I don't see how it'll hold interest and an audience. If they do let him get superheroey, given the cheapness of broadcast TV I don't see how it won't look cheesy like "The Greatest American Hero". I'm sure there won't be any cameos from "Avengers" actors (too pricey).

Eh, Wheedon did a LOT with a MUCH smaller budget on firefly.

Guru 05-11-2013 08:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JD10367 (Post 9675974)
I love Whedon but... Not sure about this. If they don't let him get superheroey, I don't see how it'll hold interest and an audience. If they do let him get superheroey, given the cheapness of broadcast TV I don't see how it won't look cheesy like "The Greatest American Hero". I'm sure there won't be any cameos from "Avengers" actors (too pricey).

WTF:spock: Did you not see any of the star trek TV shows since 1987? I'm not worried about it looking good on TV at all.

keg in kc 05-12-2013 05:45 PM

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Count Zarth 05-12-2013 05:49 PM

This might be enough to make me watch TV again...

Or I'll just pirated it..

Either way, hope for some Avengers cameos.

Deberg_1990 05-12-2013 06:29 PM

Welp, I guess we know with certainty Fury tricked the Avengers about Coulsons death now.

Tribal Warfare 05-12-2013 08:25 PM

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Javabean 05-13-2013 01:56 PM

The viral marketing has kicked off with a conspiracy blog.

You can also view the videos here.

Captain Obvious 05-13-2013 07:07 PM

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Believe in The SHIELD.

siberian khatru 05-13-2013 07:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Deberg_1990 (Post 9677783)
Welp, I guess we know with certainty Fury tricked the Avengers about Coulsons death now.

Unless this show takes place before then.

But, yeah, I think Fury was lying.

keg in kc 05-14-2013 06:41 PM

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Rausch 05-15-2013 04:31 AM

I don't think they will but this series would be the perfect avenue to test the waters on Doc Strange.

The hard part is finding the right actor...


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