ABC Picks Up Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Marvel studios is taking their big-screen act to the small screen.

Deadline and USA Today are reporting that ABC has picked up Joss Whedon’s pilot about Marvel’s superspy agency.

It’s been all but official for several weeks, as the show’s pilot was apparently well received at the studio and also mentioned in this years ad buys, but this official announcement from the studio will surely send Avengers fans and TV geeks around the world into fits of glee.

The first look at the show will air before the season finale of Once Upon a Time.

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Official Description

Clark Gregg reprises his role of Agent Phil Coulson from Marvel’s feature films as he assembles a small, highly select group of Agents from the worldwide law-enforcement organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D. Together they investigate the new, the strange, and the unknown across the globe, protecting the ordinary from the extraordinary. Coulson’s team consists of Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), highly trained in combat and espionage, Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen) expert pilot and martial artist, Agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker); brilliant engineer and Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) genius bio-chemist. Joining them on their journey into mystery is new recruit and computer hacker Skye (Chloe Bennet).

From Executive Producers Joss Whedon (Marvel’s The Avengers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer); Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot co-writers (Dollhouse, Dr.Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog); Jeffrey Bell (Angel, Alias); and Jeph Loeb (Smallville, Lost, Heroes) comes Marvel’s first TV series. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television.

Rejoice.

Josh Epstein

Josh Epstein is the Publisher for the Capeless Crusader website. He’s a lifelong comic nerd, and “Superman” is the first word he ever read aloud. He is also an actor, singer, and resident of a real-world Smallville.

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