With Joss Whedon overseeing all of Marvel and Disney’s ‘Phase Two’ projects, AND writing and directing The Avengers sequel, you could wonder how he has time for anything else! Well, he does, and we brought you the news back in August that Whedon was starting work on a TV series based around the S.H.I.E.L.D organisation. The group of peacekeepers are led by Nick Fury, who Samuel L. Jackson played in the films. Whedon would be writing and directing the pilot episode, and will then serve as producer for the rest of the series. He would hand over directing duties to his brother Jed Whedon and his wife Maurissa Tancharoen.
Joss Whedon also said of the TV series plot ”the storyline for the proposed series will be largely ‘autonomous’ from the Avengers sequel feature that is also in the works,” adding that it’s not a spinoff. So this means the TV show will be heading in its own direction, and could open up a whole new story for Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D operatives, and with Whedon getting back to working in TV (if only briefly), this is very exciting indeed.
TV Line revealed the character descriptions for the new faces we will be seeing in the show, and you can read them next:
Skye – This late-20s woman sounds like a dream: fun, smart, caring and confident – with an ability to get the upper hand by using her wit and charm.
Agent Grant Ward – Quite the physical specimen and “cool under fire,” he sometimes botches interpersonal relations. He’s a quiet one with a bit of a temper, but he’s the kind of guy that grows on you.
Agent Althea Rice – Also known as “The Cavalry,” this hard-core soldier has crazy skills when it comes to weapons and being a pilot. But her experiences have left her very quiet and a little damaged.
Agent Leo Fitz and Agent Jemma Simmons – These two came through training together and still choose to spend most of their time in each other’s company. Their sibling-like relationship is reinforced by their shared nerd tendencies – she deals with biology and chemistry, he’s a whiz at the technical side of weaponry.