Joss Whedon’s ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Gets A New Name, Adds Former ‘Angel’ Cast Member (And The Morning Links)

We still don’t know how Agent Coulson survived The Avengers to be in S.H.I.E.L.D., but we do know that the action does take place after The Avengers battle. It’s mostly just a tweak, but we also know that Whedon’s S.H.I.E.L.D. will be known officially as Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which unfortunately doesn’t save me from all those damn periods. Meanwhile, Angel star J. August Richards has been added to the show in a mysterious super-secret role. There’s a new synopsis of the show, as well, which I’ve included below the links.

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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.

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