Update, May 12: As expected, Sunday brought the first 30-second teaser from Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot, and here it is:
Update, May 10: Deadline reports it's official - Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been picked up by ABC and a first-look at the series, will air during Sunday's season finale of Once Upon A Time .
Here's the series' official description:
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”) comes Marvel’s first TV series. “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television.
Update: Entertainment Weekly is reporting that the series order for Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has actually not officially happened yet but expected soon, as the ABC pilot "is considered the safest bet on the board."
Intriguingly, the site also embedded a video reportedly posted Thursday on ABC's YouTube account, titled "HULK FIRE." It's since been pulled, but EW has a description: "The video was grainy and silent surveillance footage showing The Hulk smashing burning cars on a street and was titled 'Hulk Fire.'"
Original story: In a brief update, TV industry-monitoring site TV by the Numbers reported Thursday evening that, as expected, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been picked up as a series by ABC. Additionally, the site states — by way of a tweet from SitcomsOnline.com — that the first promo will air during the network's Once Upon a Time season finale, scheduled to air this Sunday, May 12.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is slated to take place in Marvel Cinematic Universe continuity, and given the high-profile of the Marvel Studios films it was heavily expected to get a series order. The pilot, filmed earlier this year, was directed by The Avengers' Joss Whedon, and co-written by Whedon and his frequent collaborators Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen. The show stars Clark Gregg, reprising his role as Agent Phil Coulson; plus Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Chloe Benne, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge and J. August Richards, reuniting with Whedon after his 2000-2004 stint on Angel.
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