ABC Orders Whedon's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." to Series, First Teaser Leaks

Thu, May 9th, 2013 at 6:15pm PDT | Updated: May 10th, 2013 at 6:34am

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CBR News Team, Editor

ABC has reportedly picked up Joss Whedon's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." pilot to series

This Fall, Joss Whedon will once again have a series on network television. "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.LD." pilot was ordered by ABC last August, and now various sources including Entertainment Weekly, IGN and SitcomcsOnline are reporting that ABC has all but publicly confirmed the pilot has been picked up to series.

Directed by "The Avengers" helmer Whedon and co-written by Whedon along with "Dollhouse" veterans Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen, the series spins out of the events of "The Avengers" and stars Clark Gregg, returning to his fan-favorite role as Agent Phil Coulson, and Marvel Universe newcomers Brett Dalton, Ming-Na-Wen, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge and Chloe Bennet.

Amidst the flurry of reports about the pickup, ABC also briefly released a 7-second teaser on the youtube page that was pulled soon after its release according to Slashfilm. The video features a rampaging Hulk caught on video, as well as a logo reading "Rising Tide." You can view the teaser embedded below.

We can only speculate as to whether or not the Hulk -- or other Marvel super heroes (and villains) -- will be appearing in the series based on this initial teaser.

CBR News has reached out to Marvel for official confirmation on the pickup but has not heard back as of publication.

Stay tuned to CBR for more on "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."

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