This weekend it seemed like every few hours there was some news on the upcoming Agents of SHIELD television series. It started with a promo cast shot and before I could even start writing about that, a vine clip, synopsis, twitter account and 2 youtube videos hit the net. The ABC series is hitting hard, which I can appreciate.
Let's start with the cast promo still. Obviously Agent Phil Coulson is alive and well.
Here is the official synopsis:
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.
Now here are those promo clips:
Personally, I'm on the fence. For me this could go either way. This series is heavily leaning on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as evident by the promo clips, but aside from Agent Phil Coulson, I don't really have any interest in these characters. And while I do like Clark Gregg's Coulson, he makes an awesome secondary character, but as a main? I don't know. I'm hoping this series kicks ass, We'll see. What are your thoughts? Excited or not?