Ahead of the ABC Upfronts press meeting on Tuesday where an announcement was expected, ABC have officially announced today they have ordered Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to series! A promo for the series will air this Sunday night during the Once Upon a Time finale at 8pm on ABC.
This comes as no great surprise after it was leaked yesterday that ABC would be airing a promo for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. during the season finale of Once Upon a Time on Sunday night.
The series will air on the ABC network this fall. Keep watching our site for more exciting details.
ABC has picked up Marvel's Agents of SHIELD. More to come next week. Congrats! #AgentsofSHIELD
— ABCPublicity (@ABC_Publicity) May 10, 2013
The new television series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been in development since late last year and the pilot episode was filmed in January. Joss Whedon along with Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen wrote the pilot and it was been revealed a few months ago that Joss Whedon has already started working on writing further episodes for the series.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is based around Agent Coulson and his team of highly trained Agents that tackle the cases that haven’t been classified yet, the new, the strange and the unknown. Coulson's team consists of straight arrow Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), an expert in combat and espionage; pilot and martial artist Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen); and brilliant if socially awkward scientists Agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) and Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge). They’ll be joined by civilian new recruit and computer hacker Skye (Chloe Bennet).
An epic adventure that showcases the hope and wonder of the human spirit. This is a world of Super Heroes, aliens and the unusual – of action, spectacle and world spanning stories. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will speak to the human condition through the lens of our very human, non-powered S.H.I.E.L.D agents – that together we are greater than we are apart, and that we can make a difference in the world.