ABC has put up the trailer for “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.“, which everyone will only ever call “S.H.I.E.L.D.” It’s awesome, and if you’re one of the three people that hasn’t watched it yet you need to do so right now.
I’m definitely liking what I see so far.
Here’s the official description from the network.
Clark Gregg reprises his role of Agent Phil Coulson from Marvel’s feature films as he assembles a small, highly select group of Agents from the worldwide law-enforcement organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D. Together they investigate the new, the strange, and the unknown across the globe, protecting the ordinary from the extraordinary. Coulson’s team consists of Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), highly trained in combat and espionage; Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen), expert pilot and martial artist; Agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker), brilliant engineer, and Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge), genius bio-chemist. Joining them on their journey into mystery is new recruit and computer hacker Skye (Chloe Bennet). From Executive Producers Joss Whedon (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” ”Buffy the Vampire Slayer”); Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” pilot co-writers (“Dollhouse,” “Dr.Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog”); Jeffrey Bell (“Angel,” “Alias”); and Jeph Loeb (“Smallville”) comes Marvel’s first TV series. “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television.
Sounds a lot like Torchwood, But In The Marvel Universe. I can get behind that.
Check out these cool S.H.I.E.L.D. ID cards from the show’s website.
There’s no ID for Chloe Bennet’s Skye, as her character joins the team in the first episode. (Think Gwen Cooper, continuing the Torchwood comparison.)
Also, we’re all in agreement that J. August Richards is playing Luke Cage, right? Because he totally is.