Joss Whedon's 'Avengers' TV spin-off 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' has been picked up for a full season.
Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' has been picked up for a full season.
After viewing the pilot of Joss Whedon's 'Avengers' spin-off, featuring Clark Gregg's Agent Coulson - who was believed to have died in the big screen movie - bosses at ABC chose to make a full series of the show.
Ming-Na Wen and Elizabeth Henstridge will join Clark in the series, which tells the story of the peace-keeping company S.H.I.E.L.D [Stragetic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistic Directorate] headed by Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) in Marvel's films.
An official description of 'S.H.I.E.L.D' reads: ''Clark Gregg reprises his role of Agent Phil Coulson from Marvel's feature films as he assembles a small, highly select group of Agents from the worldwide law-enforcement organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D. Together they investigate the new, the strange, and the unknown across the globe, protecting the ordinary from the extraordinary. Coulson's team consists of Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), highly trained in combat and espionage, Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen) expert pilot and martial artist, Agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker); brilliant engineer and Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) genius bio-chemist. Joining them on their journey into mystery is new recruit and computer hacker Skye (Chloe Bennet) (sic).''
ABC has also renewed 'Scandal', 'Grey's Anatomy', 'Castle' and 'Nashville'.