Since they couldn't keep going on calling it "the S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot," ABC has announced that Joss Whedon's new Marvel television series has an official title: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. According to their rather vague synopsis, Whedon will be showing viewers that "not all heroes are super," which probably means shit's gonna go down. An extended look:
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.
As previously reported, ABC is extremely confident in the pilot, and stated that it's "very Joss" - "You know how Joss is so high, low? He's able to be intense and epic and suddenly funny and silly? He's got that ability to be super entertaining and yet super educated." Welcome back to TV, Joss.