‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Gets Series Order on ABC, First Look to Debut May 12th

Marvel releases a photo of the cast lead by Clark Gregg, though no premiere date has been set at this time.

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been given a series order on ABC. The Network will air a First Look at the series this Sunday, May 12 (Mother's Day) at 8:00pm, just before the season finale of Once Upon a Time.

Marvel's Agents of SHIELD

Marvel's Agents of SHIELD

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistic Directorate) is based on the Marvel comics' secret intelligence organization that has appeared in most of the Marvel Phase One films, and had a heavy presence in last year's box office hit Marvel's The Avengers. Director and writer of that film, Joss Whedon, has directed and co-written the Pilot with his brother Jed Whedon and Jed's wife, Maurissa Tancharoen.

Starring in the series are Ming-Na as Agent Melinda May, Clark Gregg, who reprises his role as Agent Phil Coulson, Brett Dalton as gruff rising star Agent Grant Ward, Elizabeth Henstridge as science whiz Agent Gemma Simmons and Iain DeCaestecker as tech guru Agent Leo Fitz, with Chloe Bennet set as Skye, a superhero-obsessed woman.

The series doesn't have a set premiere date, but its expected to be announced as part of the Fall 2013 line-up on ABC.

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode 1.1, "Pilot" stars Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, Ron Glass, Shannon Lucio} and is directed by Joss Whedon}.

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Comments (12)

  1. Brizzy

    pass. this is just another f*ck-up waiting to happen (the cape)
    it's all about the money for these guys, pisses me off

    2 years agoby @BrizzyFlag

  2. fanboy

    Not surprised it was picked up for a full season. Looking forward to seeing it though.

    2 years agoby @fanboyFlag

  3. Kill-Bill

    I hope they use S.H.I.E.L.D. Villains like Baron Strucker and Hydra or Scorpio and Zodiac

    2 years agoby @Kill-BillFlag

  4. Kill-Bill

    @dan1 I think you mean the non-comicbook readers. The comicbook readers know how awesome S.H.I.E.L.D. can be.

    2 years agoby @Kill-BillFlag

  5. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @ejk1 Indeed they do. They should revive WW

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  6. Dan

    I anticipate this show will divide its audience pretty evenly. You will have those of us who are well aware of what's in store for us being familiar with Whedon's past TV work, therefore enjoying this a great deal, and then you will have the crowd that unrealistically expects Iron Man or Hulk to show up every other episode, and when they don't, they'll write it off as sh*t, even if the writing/stories/acting is great.

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  7. Josh

    Can't wait!

    2 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  8. Mka47


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  9. Trangalanga10

    I'm still not convinced about this, I have to see the pilot first.

    2 years agoby @Trangalanga10Flag

  10. ejk1

    Well, this was predictable. Unlike NBC's failed Wonder Woman pilot, this was done within the structured world the Marvel films have created, by people that know how to mold that world. I guess CW now has some competition in the comic book adaptation business.

    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  11. Ghostman


    2 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

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