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ABC’s S.H.I.E.L.D. Gets A New Name And Agent Coulson-Heavy Synopsis
by Jill Pantozzi | 4:00 pm, April 7th, 2013
Yeah, I guess this needed to happen.
ABC All Access posted an official synopsis for Joss Whedon’s S.H.I.E.L.D. project. Previously, we were all calling it S.H.I.E.L.D. but the title has been spruced up a bit in order for non-geek folk to know what the heck the show is about as quickly as possible. Hence, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
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.
We already knew Coulson was going to have a role in the series, and Gregg was still keeping fairly tight-lipped about his involvement recently, but this makes it sound as if he’s the main cheese. And I am totally ok with that.