Short but sweet, ABC has released it’s first official trailer for the new series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The television show is set in Marvel’s cinematic universe but mainly about the regular human beings who involve themselves with super-powered heroes. Below you’ll find the show’s synopsis along with the trailer.
Joss Whedon (MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) shows us not all heroes are super with MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
Fresh from his role in the summer’s box office smash, MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS, Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) returns to the worldwide law enforcement organization S.H.I.E.L.D. He puts together a small, highly trained, team of Agents to tackle the cases that haven’t been classified yet, the new, the strange and the unknown. That team consists of straight arrow Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), an expert in combat and espionage; pilot and martial artist Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen); and brilliant if socially awkward scientists Agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) and Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge). They’ll be joined by civilian new recruit and computer hacker Skye (Chloe Bennet).
Prepare for an epic adventure that showcases the hope and wonder of the human spirit. This is a world of Super Heroes, aliens and the unusual – of action, spectacle and world spanning stories. The show will speak to the human condition through the lens of our very human, non-powered S.H.I.E.L.D agents – that together we are greater than we are apart, and that we can make a difference in the world.
Executive Produced and co-written by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen (Dollhouse, Dr.Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog), Jeffrey Bell (Angel, Alias) and Jeph Loeb (Smallville, Lost, Heroes) comes Marvel’s first live-action TV series, MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
I cannot wait for this show. Joss Whedon…ah, you can do no wrong.
So so so excited.
Do I start a spinoff podcast? A new blog? Do I do video reviews? Or do I just enjoy it!
I feel a new weekly recap/review column from Daniel coming on this fall…!
This show looks fantastic – *and* it really feels like a Whedon project, based on this. Awesome.
I briefly considered doing a review series based on ARROW . . . something is going to have to happen for this. This is too big not to.
I couldn’t believe that a full trailer came just a couple hours after I posted this. ABC is really beginning their push.
You mean this full trailer?
To quote Daniel quoting Matt… “this is happening.”
Yup. This is making me excited to watch TV again. I am not a ginormous fan of superheroes, although I did enjoy Avengers and the Iron Man trilogy (yes even #3!), but I am still looking forward to this series!
Are there SHIELD trades or story arcs you all recommend as preparation? Or do you think I’d be better served coming to this fresh?
Michael, while there are SHIELD comics out there, I don’t necessarily think you need to read any of them, as most of the characters in the show are, I believe, made up. If you are to pick up any, I would probably suggest the newer comics (last year or two) as Coulson has been introduced. Though, I haven’t personally read them.