Fall Schedule ’13 | Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.


Out of all of the series that were picked up this weekend for the fall TV schedule, one of the most anticipated of the new season was the announcement of ABC has picking up Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

The series pilot was co-written and directed by Joss Whedon and filmed back in January, making it one of the earliest pilots to go into production this year. The high-profile project serves as both an offshoot of the uber-successful Marvel movie series and specifically as a follow-up/spinoff of Whedon’s amazingly huge Avengers movie, the third highest grossing film ever.

Back from the cinematic dead is Clark Gregg who reprises his role from the Marvel films as Phil Coulson in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., joined by a cast that includes Ming-Na Wen (“Agent Melinda May”), Elizabeth Henstridge (“Agent Jemma Simmons”), Iain De Caestecker (“Agent Leo Fitz”), Brett Dalton (“Agent Grant Ward”), Chloe Bennet (“Skye”) and J. August Richards. While the character names for everyone else have been revealed (and all are apparently newly created for the series), Richards’ character is being kept under wraps, leading to speculation he is playing someone from the Marvel Universe.

Check out both the most six seconds and the thirty second teaser trailers below: