Let this soak in for a moment; S.H.I.E.L.D. is being made into an ABC TV series which is being led by Joss Whedon. Take a breath, take a sip of something, close your eyes, and realize the possibilities this could bring. Mostly just realize how awesome this show is probably going to be. Agent Coulson can easily be brought back to lead the cast, but Maria Hill and Nick Fury will probably have to be recast because of scheduling issues and because Samuel Jackson is far too good for TV (just accept that statement). You know who’s not busy though is Kurt Russell. At least I highly doubt that he’s busy. Anyhoo here’s the news break:
It was revealed earlier this month that Joss Whedon had signed an exclusive deal with Marvel Studios to, among other things, help develop a new live action series for Marvel Television at ABC. Today, Deadline has revealed that, now greenlit by ABC, the series will be titled “S.H.I.E.L.D.” and will focus on the top secret defense organization featured throughout the Marvel cinematic universe.
Whedon will write the pilot alongside his brother, Jed Whedon, and Maurissa Tancharoen (who previously worked with Whedon on “Dollhouse” and “Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog”). All three will also join Jeffrey Bell and Jeph Loeb as executive producers. The site notes that Whedon may also direct the pilot, but that nothing is confirmed at this time