It’s been a while since we heard anything concrete about Joss Whedon’s planned “S.H.I.E.L.D.” television series for ABC, but now some pretty big news about the show has hit the web.
TV Line has acquired the descriptions for the five central characters for the new TV show. The outlet also is reporting that Whedon is still set to direct its pilot, though Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen are set as showrunners.
Here are the descriptions of the five different characters, courtesy of TV Line:
SKYE | This late-20s woman sounds like a dream: fun, smart, caring and confident – with an ability to get the upper hand by using her wit and charm.
AGENT GRANT WARD | Quite the physical specimen and “cool under fire,” he sometimes botches interpersonal relations. He’s a quiet one with a bit of a temper, but he’s the kind of guy that grows on you.
AGENT ALTHEA RICE | Also known as “The Calvary,” this hard-core soldier has crazy skills when it comes to weapons and being a pilot. But her experiences have left her very quiet and a little damaged.
AGENT LEO FITZ and AGENT JEMMA SIMMONS | These two came through training together and still choose to spend most of their time in each other’s company. Their sibling-like relationship is reinforced by their shared nerd tendencies – she deals with biology and chemistry, he’s a whiz at the technical side of weaponry.
Production on the pilot is set to start “immediately.” Marvel has apparently been at work on the project for some time. No word yet on when “S.H.I.E.L.D.” will air.