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woensdag 23 januari 2013

Joss Whedon’s Avengers TV show ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ begins filming this week, set photos surfaces

After months of buildup and snatches of casting information, the pilot for ABC’s Avengers-based television show S.H.I.E.L.D. began filming this week – and fans were treated to a few behind-the-scenes photos from the set.

Thanks to a few photos tweeted out to the geek world by co-showrunner Maurissa Tancharoen, news has broken today that S.H.I.E.L.D. – ABC’s planned TV series based off of Marvel’s The Avengers – has officially started production.

Tancharoen’s photos don’t reveal much in terms of the series’ plot, but they do offer a peek at the on-set atmosphere. In addition to a photo of heat lamps (how glamorous!) Tancharoen and her husband Jed Whedon shared pictures of their director’s chairs printed with the names M.A.U.R.I.S.S.A. and J.E.D respectively. Perhaps the most relevant of the pictures though, is one of Joss Whedon in a rather dramatic silhouette; Whedon is directing the S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot, and will serve as executive producer for the series.

Described as “spy-fi”, S.H.I.E.L.D. will star Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, as well as Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, Brett Dalton and Chloe Bennet as other members of the team.

Though S.H.I.E.L.D. has not yet been ordered to series, ABC has expressed confidence in the project, leading many to speculate that if all goes well, the series may join ABC’s lineup for Fall 2013.