Marvel Turning SHIELD Into A Television Series With Joss Whedon Steering The Ship
via Badass Digest:
Capitalizing on the titanic success of The Avengers, Marvel is launching a television show based on SHIELD, with King of the Nerds Joss Whedon steering the ship.
The show will debut on ABC, with Whedon writing the pilot along with brother Jed, and Jed's wife Maurissa Tancharoen. There's word he might even direct.
SHIELD, headed by Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury, is a secret military law-enforcement agency, and a perfect choice for a television series. There's not enough canon that you have to cast specific characters, and none of the agents have to have superpowers. If they're really bold, they could have Captain America or Iron Man drop by for brief guest spots. And given the interconnectivity of the movies, it could even drop hints about upcoming entries in the Marvel film universe, which would be quite a bit of fun.
I'm glad to see Whedon at the helm. He recently signed an exclusive deal with Marvel to direct the sequel to The Avengers and help usher its other comic properties to film, which was a good call. I have no real opinion on his television work--I watched the first episode of Firefly and it failed to grab me--but I loved The Avengers. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt.
What do you think? Excited?
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