Saturday, May 11, 2013

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Picked Up by ABC for Fall 2013

It's officially time to not yield and back S.H.I.E.L.D.

As expected, Joss Whedon's pilot for Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been picked up by ABC for their fall 2013 season.  The pilot was greenlit for production back in August 2012 and wrapped filming in February, with the corporate synergy of Disney divisions ABC Television and Marvel Entertainment making the full series order almost certain.  This will be the first television series produced by Marvel.

The official announcement mentions that there will be an "exclusive first look" during the season finale of ABC's Once Upon a Time on Sunday, May 12th at 8:00 p.m. ET.  And here's the full press release...

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.

Entertainment Weekly also claims to have an exclusive first look at the series' logo...which can also be mostly found on Marvel's site as shown here:

Now let's just hope ABC doesn't schedule Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. at the exact same time as the CW series Arrow...

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