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ABC Picks Up “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” to Series

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by on May 10, 2013

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Amidst the flurry of news regarding pilot pick-ups, cancellations and unexpected steps closer to six seasons and a movie, one title stood out, especially to Marvel fans: Disney’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ABC has now officially ordered the hotly anticipated Joss Whedon-directed pilot to series, laying to rest any unease over whether the pilot would suffer the fate of so many Chitauri. To sweeten the deal, ABC will allow eager agents to get their first look at the series by airing a preview during Sunday’s season finale of Once Upon a Time. I don’t know about you guys, but this is the best news I’ve heard since J. August Richards joined the cast.

Doesn’t this look rad? Here’s the official description below. Stay tuned for more news to come:

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.

What would you like to see from Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? Let us know in the comments below.

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