Details are emerging about the new pilot series for ABC by ‘The Avengers’ director Joss Whedon for Marvel’s fictional espionage law enforcement agency, S.H.I.E.L.D.
According to a new report on Deadline Hollywood, ABC has officially given the greenlight for the project, which will be co-written by brothers Joss and Jed Whedon. Joss may also direct.
S.H.I.E.L.D stands for Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistics Directorate, and the comic featured superheroes such as Nick Fury and Marie Hill, played by Samuel L. Jackson and Cobie Smulders on the big screen in ‘The Avengers.’
No word on casting and characters just yet, but production of the pilot is set to begin immediately, and if picked up, the series could premiere next year.