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Old 05-11-2013, 10:22 AM  
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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D....this fall on ABC

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It's official: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is on the air at ABC.
The Joss Whedon drama based on the Marvel Comics property has landed a series order at the Disney-owned network, ABC announced Friday.

The ABC Studios project is based on Marvel Comics' secret intelligence organization that has appeared in countless titles, including Iron Man, Captain America and The Ultimates, since being introduced in the 1960s. The military law-enforcement agency's moniker stands for Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistic Directorate, which also has evolved over time in the comics.

Whedon is on board to co-pen the pilot alongside his brother Jed Whedon and Jed's wife, Maurissa Tancharoen; the trio previously teamed on the three-part web series Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. Avengers and Buffy the Vampire Slayer mastermind Whedon directed the pilot, which has had ABC social media accounts for months. S.H.I.E.L.D. is executive produced by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, Tancharoen, Jeffrey Bell and Marvel TV's Jeph Loeb.

ER's Ming-Na stars as Agent Melinda May, The Avengers' Clark Gregg reprises his role as Agent Phil Coulson, Killing Lincoln's Brett Dalton is set as gruff rising star Agent Grant Ward, Elizabeth Henstridge as science whiz Agent Gemma Simmons and Iain DeCaestecker as tech guru Agent Leo Fitz, with Nashville's Chloe Bennet set as Skye, a superhero-obsessed woman.
Since the project was first announced in August, it has been a clear front-runner to land on ABC's 2013-14 schedule. ABC Entertainment Group president Paul Lee told reporters in January that the project was being fast-tracked and he was "very hopeful" that the entry with a "great script" would go

"Marvel has the ability to bring the whole family around it," Lee said at the time. "Joss has great relationships around it. There's a lot of real funny male-female relationships and flirtations, but it's also Joss and Marvel, so there's a lot of action to it."

"My boss Bob Iger buys Marvel, and how wonderful is it for ABC to be able to use the core talent from that and not use the Marvel brand but the Avengers franchise for a show that is not exactly about the Avengers but is attached to it?" Lee said, noting that Whedon was already working on scripts at the time.

ABC will start a major marketing push for the high-profile project with a sizable built-in fan base Sunday, May 12, airing a first look at 8 p.m. ahead of the season finale of Once Upon a Time.
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:34 AM   #16
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I guess that answers the question about whether this takes place before Avengers.

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Old 07-21-2013, 05:58 AM   #17
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Old 07-21-2013, 07:25 AM   #18
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I guess that answers the question about whether this takes place before Avengers.

Coulson lives!
Perhaps some Luke Cage in there?

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Old 07-21-2013, 08:44 AM   #19
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Old 07-21-2013, 09:13 AM   #20
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This will probably not be the ONLY Marvel spin-off on TV.

From what I've heard, a Peggy Carter show is likely to happen, due to the success of the Peggy short at Comic Con.
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Old 07-21-2013, 01:03 PM   #21
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Dr. Strange is SLs favorite.
I am shocked that he hasnt been introduced.
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Old 07-21-2013, 01:51 PM   #22
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I have heard rumors of a dr strange movie, but nothing solid
like the Peggy Carter idea

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Old 07-21-2013, 03:04 PM   #23
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:59 AM   #24
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like the Peggy Carter idea

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A Peggy series would give them a chance to bridge the Captain America to Winter Soldier continuity, do SHIELD origin stuff, track Fury a bit as he goes through time, etc, etc.

I think Atwell could carry a TV series, especially with solid guest/recurring guests. I'm think Sebastien Stan could pop in as Bucky/Winter Solider/etc and give her someone solid to play off of. Whitford as her boss, long-term, would also work well.
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Old 09-24-2013, 09:39 AM   #25
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They're currently shopping a Peggy series with Atwell as the lead.


Anywho, early reviews are in, and they all seem positive.
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Old 09-24-2013, 09:45 AM   #26
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I guess that answers the question about whether this takes place before Avengers.

Coulson lives!
In case you hadn't heard, Coulson's death was an elaborate ruse.

I'm skeptical that this can work for multiple seasons (or even 24 episodes) but it's set to record.
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Old 09-24-2013, 01:17 PM   #27
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In case you hadn't heard, Coulson's death was an elaborate ruse.
Yes, that was my take back when the movie came out. Although IIRC there was still some debate at the time that post was made back in May what really happened, and some early talk about whether the TV show was a prequel that took place before Coulson died (or "died").

EDIT: Indeed, check out Deberg's post earlier in this thread.
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Old 09-24-2013, 05:03 PM   #28
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In case you hadn't heard, Coulson's death was an elaborate ruse.

I'm skeptical that this can work for multiple seasons (or even 24 episodes) but it's set to record.
I think it's going to be huge, but for a reason that will probably sound weird coming from me as someone who prefers drama with grey or darker tones: it's light-hearted. Everything is skewed so dark nowadays, that I think a good (that's important, it has to be good...) family-safe show with humor and a slant towards hope is going to be an easy sell. It also helps that they can play off the popularity of both Marvel and Joss Wheden.

What I wonder is why they put it up against NCIS. Starting a new series up against the #1 show seems like a gamble. Maybe they're not counting on audience cross-over, and hoping the (likely) younger audience they should bring in skews things in their favor.
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Old 09-24-2013, 05:12 PM   #29
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I think it's going to be huge, but for a reason that will probably sound weird coming from me as someone who prefers drama with grey or darker tones: it's light-hearted. Everything is skewed so dark nowadays, that I think a good (that's important, it has to be good...) family-safe show with humor and a slant towards hope is going to be an easy sell. It also helps that they can play off the popularity of both Marvel and Joss Wheden.

What I wonder is why they put it up against NCIS. Starting a new series up against the #1 show seems like a gamble. Maybe they're not counting on audience cross-over, and hoping the (likely) younger audience they should bring in skews things in their favor.
What concerns me long term (and even short term for that matter) is that none of Marvel's most well-known characters will appear in this series.

No Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, or Captain America. Even lessor knowns like Hawkeye, Black Widow and Ant Man won't appear, either, because there are plans for stand-alone films for each. Jeremy Renner and Scarlett Jo aren't going to appear on a weekly TV series. It's possible that whomever they cast as Ant-Man will have a crossover but that's about it.

And certainly no Spidey.

So with that in mind, how does this series sustain the already built-in audience? That's the biggest question, IMO.
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