Marvel comics, which in recent years has been killing it in theaters with Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and The Avengers, is entering the TV world with Agents of SHIELD (previously ‘SHIELD‘), a series set in the same shared universe and sharing at least one major character.
It’s being overseen by The Avengers writer/director Joss Whedon (who also did Buffy and Firefly. If it’s picked up, it will air on ABC this fall.
Here’s the plot:
Joss Whedon 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 superheroes, 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.