ABC president Paul Lee has recently said of S.H.I.E.L.D. “It’s very Joss Whedon” according to TVLine. Lee is also quoted as saying ”We’re optimistic, because Joss is a genius and we love the idea and we love what we’ve seen.”
There’s still little information available about the new series (aside from a few casting announcements) which is expected to start filming the pilot this January. While we are obviously hopeful S.H.I.E.L.D. will be picked up by ABC as a series any real news is still a long way off. We expect things will start to pick up next month as the show moves into the filming phase.
Regardless of the lack of information it’s good to know ABC is confident with what they’ve seen so far and this gives us high hopes that this will be so much more than a fleeting moment on our screens.
We’ve heard Joss Whedon will remain a part of S.H.I.E.L.D. as one of the Executive Producers should it be picked up by ABC as a series and clearly the majority of media buzz has focused on Joss Whedon to date but it should be noted that the showrunners of S.H.I.E.L.D. are actually Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen alongside who have experience working as a team with Joss on both Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog and Dollhouse.
If you have S.H.I.E.L.D. news we haven’t reported on yet be sure to let us know!