S.H.I.E.L.D Comes to TV with Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen

August 29, 2012 by 8 Comments

The wait is finally over. Announced today, the new live action ABC TV series set in the Marvel universe will be based around S.H.I.E.L.D.

Joss Whedon is set to direct the pilot episode which announced today was picked up by ABC. Whedon’s brother Jed and his wife Maurissa Tanchareon will serve as showrunners for the series. the pair have worked with Joss Whedon in the past, most notably on the hit web series Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.

ABC has ordered a pilot for S.H.I.E.L.D, a live-action series from The Avengers writer-director Joss Whedon, Marvel TV and ABC Studios. The project is based on Marvel’s peacekeeping organization S.H.I.E.L.D …  in which S.H.I.E.L.D director Nick Fury, recruits Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk, and Thor to stop Thor’s adoptive brother Loki from subjugating Earth.

S.H.I.E.L.D. will be written by Whedon and frequent collaborators, his brother Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen. Joss Whedon also is set to direct the pilot, schedule permitting. Production on the pilot, which marks the first live-action Marvel TV project to get a green light, will start immediately. Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon and Tancharoen executive produce with Jeffrey Bell and Marvel TV’s Jeph

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