Great hook to get viewers. As a nerd, I'd go out of my way to watch this over any other "police procedural drama" that the networks cook up. I'm sure there will be little nods to Marvel U and Marvel Movie U lore.wrote:Clark Gregg reprises his role of Agent Phil Coulson from Marvels 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. Coulsons 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 (Marvels The Avengers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer); Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen, Marvels Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot co-writers (Dollhouse, Dr.Horribles Sing-Along Blog); Jeffrey Bell (Angel, Alias); and Jeph Loeb (Smallville) comes Marvels first TV series. Marvels Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television.
Just thinking, but if they had done a TV show along the lines of "X-wing: Rogue Squadron" or even
"Adventures of Walrus Man" in 1981 between Star Wars movies, I would've pissed my pants. Take background characters and spin them off into their own "free" TV series. If anything works, fold it into (or at least acknowledge it in) the next movie.
Oh, and "Marvel's first TV series"? Bill Bixby would be angry! You wouldn't like him when he's angry. But I get it, the first "modern (since 2008), tied into the current Marvel movies TV series".