A casting call for the upcoming ABC’s Marvel Universe-set TV series, S.H.I.E.L.D.(I hate having to type that out) has given us a preliminary glimpse at what type of show we might expect. It sounds very much like a procedural, focusing on a group of agents each with their own specialties.
You can certainly see creator Joss Whedon’s (Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Avengers) hand in the cast list; some of the characters are archetypes that we’ve seen in his previous work.
Anyway, according to TV Line, the main cast will consist of:
- SKYE | This late-20s woman sounds like a dream: fun, smart, caring and confident – with an ability to get the upper hand by using her wit and charm.
- AGENT GRANT WARD | Quite the physical specimen and “cool under fire,” he sometimes botches interpersonal relations. He’s a quiet one with a bit of a temper, but he’s the kind of guy that grows on you.
- AGENT ALTHEA RICE | Also known as “The Calvary,” this hard-core soldier has crazy skills when it comes to weapons and being a pilot. But her experiences have left her very quiet and a little damaged.
- AGENT LEO FITZ and AGENT JEMMA SIMMONS | These two came through training together and still choose to spend most of their time in each other’s company. Their sibling-like relationship is reinforced by their shared nerd tendencies – she deals with biology and chemistry, he’s a whiz at the technical side of weaponry.