Great news UK Marvel fans, Channel 4 has nabbed the rights to broadcast Marvel’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D”, the highly anticipated new TV show set to expand on the cinematic universe created by Marvel studios.
The announcement was made today via a press release on the Channel 4 website. This is a surprising result for Channel 4 as this show was expected to be picked up by one of the cable or satellite channels, with many expecting Sky One to be the shows home channel.
The show will see Clark Gregg return as everyone’s favourite S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Phil Coulson following on from the events in Avengers Assemble. What is unclear at this point is how they are going to bring back a character who was last seen dying in that movie.
For now though, here is the official synopsis:
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.”
One of the most exciting aspects is that this is Joss Whedon’s baby. The man behind Avengers Assemble will be the showrunner for at least the first series so expect good things.
No word have been given yet regarding when the show will be broadcast but we will keep you up to date as soon as we know more.