It was a given that ABC would attempt to launch a Marvel-based TV show in the aftermath of the mammoth success of The Avengers this summer, and the first one out of the gate seems to be S.H.I.E.L.D, which will be developed and written by director Joss Whedon. The show will focus on the government agency and how it deals with various superhuman threats to world security, much like it did in the movie. Now TV Line has released a list of characters that will appear in the series. Check them out below:
SKYE | This late-20s woman sounds like a dream: fun, smart, caring and confident – with an ability to get the upper hand by using her wit and charm.
AGENT GRANT WARD | Quite the physical specimen and “cool under fire,” he sometimes botches interpersonal relations. He’s a quiet one with a bit of a temper, but he’s the kind of guy that grows on you.
AGENT ALTHEA RICE | Also known as “The Calvary,” this hard-core soldier has crazy skills when it comes to weapons and being a pilot. But her experiences have left her very quiet and a little damaged.
AGENT LEO FITZ and AGENT JEMMA SIMMONS | These two came through training together and still choose to spend most of their time in each other’s company. Their sibling-like relationship is reinforced by their shared nerd tendencies – she deals with biology and chemistry, he’s a whiz at the technical side of weaponry.
We’re not sure if Cobie Smulders or Samuel L. Jackson will ever appear on the series to reprise their roles from the film, but there is a long list of characters from the comics that the show could still succeed with. We’ll have more details on the show as they become available.
[via TV Line]