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Apr 07 2013

Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D now Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, J. August Richards Joins

J. August Richards - Gunn/SHIELD

An official press release has been issued for the highly anticipated new TV show from Joss Whedon, expanding the Marvel Cinematic Universe to the small screen. Along we changing the name from simply SHIELD to the more descriptive Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV Line also reports that will also feature J. August Richards, who fans will know as Whedon alumni as Gunn from TV’s Angel.

This means that by the end of the year, we’ll have TV shows based on Green Arrow, The Walking Dead and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Geek life is sweet.

Joss Whedon shows us not all heroes are super with “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

Fresh from his role in the summer’s box office smash, Marvel’s The Avengers, Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) returns to the worldwide law enforcement organization S.H.I.E.L.D. He puts together a small, highly trained, team of Agents to tackle the cases that haven’t been classified yet, the new, the strange and the unknown. That 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). Prepare for 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. The show 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.

Executive Produced and co-written by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen (“Dollhouse,” “Dr.Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog”), Jeffrey Bell (“Angel,” “Alias”) and Jeph Loeb (“Smallville,” “Lost,” “Heroes”) comes Marvel’s first live-action TV series, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”