Last month it was revealed that US TV network ABC is looking to tap into the superhero realm, with a potential TV series set in Marvel’s superhero universe. Now Variety has revealed that the network has ordered a pilot for S.H.I.E.L.D., a series that will centre on the Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistics Directorate, which brought all the superheroes together for The Avengers.
Avengers director Joss Whedon has signed on to write the pilot script with his brother Jed Whedon, and sister-in-law Maurissa Tancharoen (Dollhouse). Joss Whedon is also expected to direct the pilot episode, if his schedule permits. It is possible for the various actors and heroes currently seen in the movie to make guest appearances, although we can’t imagine Samuel L. Jackson will be a series regular, but he may pop up now and then.
It is said that production will begin immediately, so more info should emerge in the near future.