As we’ve been told, Joss Whedon’s (and more directly Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen’s) S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series would be its own thing and not feature cast members from the films (though I still say we should expect to see Cobie Smulders’ Maria Hill pop up occasionally). And this makes total sense, as we haven’t really seen that many actual S.H.I.E.L.D. agents. What we’ve been left to wonder, though, is just whose adventures we’d be watching every week.
Thanks to TVLine, we have our first hints. Turn back now if you don’t want to know anything this early.
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.
Sounds like a fairly standard team with some slight variations to better fit Whedon archetypes. So, which of his cast of repertory players gets which roles?