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14 May 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: ABC

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It might have been an all-but foregone conclusion, but it’s still good to bring word that Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. (or, as we’ll all be referring to it to save time, S.H.I.E.L.D.) has handily scored a place on the ABC network’s schedule across the pond. Now the first teaser footage of the show is online. 

Featuring Clark Gregg as the myseriously re-incarnated Agent Phil Coulson, the show will focus on a small, highly select group of Agents from the worldwide law-enforcement organization.

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 biochemist. Joining them on their journey into mystery is new recruit and computer hacker Skye (Chloe Bennet). 


From this footage, we’re promised plenty of action and the usual Joss Whedon quippery, even if the budget doesn’t quite stretch to Avengers-level super heroism. And though Whedon himself won’t be writing and directing every episode (he is, as we know, a tad busy consulting on the Marvel Cinematic Universe and preparing Avengers 2), there’s a more than capable team of Whedon veterans on the ground including brother Jed and sister-in-law Maurissa Tancharoen, plus Jeffrey Bell and Jeph Loeb.

The series order might have been more of a “well, obviously” than a “could it happen?” but now we have to see if the Whedon/Marvel love can sustain it. After all, even Joss himself has had trouble keeping shows on the air before… But in this case we remain confident. As to when it’ll make it over to our shores? There’s no UK broadcaster yet, but we doubt if that will take long. And remember, kids: don't touch Lola. 


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RE: Characters We'd Like To See In SHIELD
I was kind of expecting Jesse Bradford and Lizzie Caplan's characters from Item 47 to be main cast members in this. I've seen the extended trailer now, and it looks promising. More

Posted by AxlReznor at 10:47 on 15 May 2013 | Report This Post

Characters We'd Like To See In SHIELD
Marvel have the opportunity to have a great villain in this series....Samuel Sterns. Get Tim Blake Nelson back to play 'The Leader'. Maybe Tim Roth as well. Like with DC have done with 'Arrow', introduce characters that can be integrated with the movies. Carol Danvers (Ms. Marvel) springs to mind and maybe...just maybe we will get The Vision.....This series could potentially be awesome...What TV channel will pick it up in the UK though? Sky Atlantic? Bet your bottom dollar no terrestrial TV chan More

Posted by Holbydude at 10:19 on 15 May 2013 | Report This Post

Maria Hill
I'm pretty sure it's Maria Hill's voice during the job interview More

Posted by Chronicle at 08:33 on 15 May 2013 | Report This Post

S.H.I.E.L.D 90210?
@Lord Fury The actress playing Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen) is the ripe old age of 49, and from what I've seen in the trailer, kicking a lot of arse! Think (and google) before you type! '-) More

Posted by wgfuzzydunlop1 at 02:24 on 15 May 2013 | Report This Post

Rage instead of Cage?
I heard the rumor, that it's not Luke cage but the lesser known rage, because if you pause the Marvel bumper in the short promo, you see that the comic pages are taken from Rage. More

Posted by rollotomasi at 23:59 on 14 May 2013 | Report This Post

There does appear, however, to be plenty of Luke Cage. More

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Posted by Dannybohy at 16:36 on 14 May 2013 | Report This Post

Don't put your expectation to high, I guess they will be references to the wider universe but I'm not expecting any actually appearance from Marvel Heroes, only those that have ties to SHIELD, Jessica Drew AKA Spider-woman - saying this however I bet all of the Villains will be some of Marvels lesser known villains Taskmaster anyone ? More

Posted by Gazzabrook at 15:56 on 13 May 2013 | Report This Post

Apart from Coulson, they all look a bit too young. S.H.I.E.L.D 90210. More

Posted by Lord Fury at 15:26 on 13 May 2013 | Report This Post

The potential is huge!
Fingers crossed we get some classic Marvel character cameos, such as Daredevil and The Punisher (now Marvel has them back again) In fact, I'm surprised Empire hasn't done a 'Characters we'd like to see in SHIELD' list yet. I'm sure it'll come! More

Posted by TPM007 at 12:02 on 13 May 2013 | Report This Post

I'm sure Maria will pop up at some point. Not overly impressed so far but it's a promo and I have huge faith in Whedon and Marvel, so should be good. Plus, COULSON! More

Posted by Kalielyn at 07:42 on 13 May 2013 | Report This Post

A little annoyed that there is no Maria Hill More

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