Apr 8 2013 4:30pm

S.H.I.E.L.D. Now Called Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

The much anticipated Avengers spin-off TV show S.H.I.E.L.D. will now be called Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. so as not to be confused with any other shows with so many periods in its title. (Also, Slimer and the Real Avengers was taken.) 

Here’s the show’s just-released synopsis.

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).

Additionally, Angel alum J. August Richards has been cast in what is being called a “super secret role.” What could it be? We think he might be the Life Model Decoy of Nick Fury, because they have those and that’s how Coulson came back from the dead. Prove us wrong.

[Via The A.V. Club and Comic Book Movie]

1. Osbo
Did Melinda May suddenly become a martial arts expert after being the first to be cast - and asian?
Cain Latrani
3. CainS.Latrani
J. August Richards.....

Now I must watch this show. I am compeled. Must! WATCH!
Keith DeCandido
5. krad
They probably also changed the name to avoid confusion with The Shield.....

---Keith R.A. DeCandido
Chris Nelly
6. Aeryl
I like Richards, and I'm super excited for him to be on the show. But to me, even though Nick Fury has sons, it would be boring if Richards was cast as one of those. Like they couldn't have ANOTHER African American on the show, without making him related to the one already associated with the show?
7. Nicholas Winter
So has this show been picked up by the network? It's getting awfully late to shoot a full seaon show .
Chris Nelly
8. Aeryl
Disney owns ABC, so it seems pretty in the bag. I haven't heard one way or another.

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