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Production On 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' Television Show To Begin January 2013

Production on the show is set to launch in January

We've talked about the upcoming S.H.I.E.L.D. television show a little bit back in August, and earlier today we caught wind of some more information. Rumor has it that S.H.I.E.L.D., the upcoming television series that will be produced by The Avengers director Joss Whedon will begin filming very soon -- as in this coming January. While no official announcement about the start of production has been made, an open casting call was recently posted on Television Show Auditions for actors looking to get a spot on the upcoming series. The show will be an off-shoot of The Avengers movie and the Marvel movie universe, but will not be directly associated with the films which means that if you have not seen The Avengers (and shame on you, if you haven't) you won't be lost when you watch this upcoming show.

"'S.H.I.E.L.D.' will be set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, sharing constancy with the films in that franchise,” the listing reads. "'S.H.I.E.L.D.' will be independent from 'The Avengers' film, and people who haven’t seen the Marvel movies can jump right in and understand the storylines. There will generally be new characters and agents who are not superheroes, and even though they are a large organization, they will be underdogs since they still exist in that superhero universe. Clark Gregg is playing Agent Phil Coulson, the same role he has played in 'Iron Man' I & II, 'Thor,' and 'The Avengers.' The series will center on his character. Screen Actors Guild Awards nominee Ming-Na Wen has been cast as Agent Melinda May, an ace pilot and weapons expert."

There was some speculation about whether actor Clark Gregg, who played Agent Phil Coulson would appear in the upcoming show and it seems, based on the information that's been leaked that the series will be centered around his character. This is great news for those that were unhappy with the ending of The Avengers (don't worry, we won't spoil it here).

What do you think of ABC and Marvel Studios' decision to create a S.H.I.E.L.D. television show and is it something you are looking forward to watching? Let us know in the comments, below.

Source: TV Show Auditions via MTV

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Posted by Smurfboy

I hope it's good. Can't wait to see what it looks like on TV.

Posted by kingjoeg

can't go wrong with clark gregg and the whedon's

Posted by guttridgeb

I can't wait for this. Unfortunately, I'm probably going to have to wait longer for it because I live in Britain.

Posted by The Lobster

I can't wait for the show.
What I'm most curious about is how they're going to explain Clark Gregg's involvement. Is it a Life Model Decoy? Does it take place before the Avengers? Did he not actually die and Fury just faked his death? I must know!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Video_Martian

Let's all just wait and see how this turns out...

Posted by deadpool25mm

Fury fakes everything lol, for sure "the son of Coulson" isnt dead.. at least we all hope so. Cant wait for this show!!

Posted by Mucklefluga

See! I told you all that he didnt really die! There were clues in the movies!

Posted by Cavemold

cant wait

Posted by sora_thekey

In the Marvel Cinematic Universe but with Gregg Clark and independent from The Avengers film... Soooo a prequel?

Posted by Matchstick

As long as it has Coulson it should be pretty awesome. An LMD is a pretty easy way to explain why he's still around.

Posted by Smart_Dork_Dude

And now I'm going to watch it.

Posted by Danial79

As long as they have some superheroes in it, I will be watching :)

Posted by Jarred706

One thing that would be cool is if the series was used as a way to get exclusive teasers and clips (as SHIELD files of course) out to the public. A cross promotional series.

Posted by Dazzlergirl0313

awesome coulson beter be in it

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

I hope this means we will see this show next fall

Posted by War Killer

COULSON!!!!!!!!!!!!! ^____^

Posted by iceman228433

Yea next fall is going to be big.

Posted by Mr. Kamikaze

It's going to be Coulson's son, from a one night stand he had a few years back. He'll be black and probably have an eye patch, cause...eye patches are cool, right?

Posted by ReadItNow


Posted by Maxman3

I'm confused is this supposed to be pre or post Avengers?

Posted by Maxman3

@Mr. Kamikaze: We all know that it was inevitable that Nick Furry would have to screw a Samuel Jackson look alike into existence in the mainstream universe, lol

Posted by Mercy_


Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

I'm supposing this has to be prior to the first Iron Man movie in terms of chronology. I'm excited for this show one way or another...go Coulson!

Posted by BoyWander

It better be better than Arrow. Arrow's good, but kinda corny, so hopefully this will be done with less DRAMA~. I'm extremely excited for this show.

Posted by fluffypigeons

i think this show looks very boring

Posted by Scarlet_Rogue

I'm way more psyched for this than I had previously expected.

Posted by DeusVult

Couldn't agree with you more.

Posted by kagato

@guttridgeb said:

I can't wait for this. Unfortunately, I'm probably going to have to wait longer for it because I live in Britain.

I dont know man, we got Walking Dead and Arrow a couple of weeks after the US, id be willing to bet we get the same treatment for this show.

Posted by powerhouse1122

We'll just have to wait and see :) sooo pumped for it!!!

Posted by QuantomMan

Well I really hope Clark Greg is signed on

Posted by Miss_Garrick


Agent Phil Coulson is back to be his AWESOME self!

I can't wait for this show!!

Posted by guttridgeb

@kagato said:

@guttridgeb said:

I can't wait for this. Unfortunately, I'm probably going to have to wait longer for it because I live in Britain.

I dont know man, we got Walking Dead and Arrow a couple of weeks after the US, id be willing to bet we get the same treatment for this show.

I hope so. Then again, the new series of Big Bang Theory still hasn't come out here and its been out for weeks in the US.

Posted by wmwadeii

Being just sheild will be cool. I doubt they will bring any "Main" heroe in for cameos.

Posted by jogoboom

I'm stoked to see how this comes together! It would be great if they could throw little easter eggs in the show to attach it to the movies. Nothing too extravagant, just something like Agent Coulson is seen trying to put his Captain America Trading Card Collection together. (Using SHIELD resources when necessary of course).

Posted by queenfrost_

Joss whedon returning to tv is exciting enough....But a SHIELD series!? YES.

Also isn't Ming-Na Wen a little old? Nevertheless, a female poc is always good :) I hope more cast is announced soon (Contessa? Dum Dum Dugan?)

Posted by Luster77

I think its gonna be pretty good. more character driven and down to Earth story lines with that super spy feel. the espionage is just in full effect right now.

Posted by csguterres

@War Killer said:

COULSON!!!!!!!!!!!!! ^____^

My reaction:

Posted by RedOwl_1

@csguterres said:

@War Killer said:

COULSON!!!!!!!!!!!!! ^____^

My reaction: