VIDEO: Meet the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Sun, May 12th, 2013 at 11:58am PDT | Updated: May 12th, 2013 at 4:33pm

TV/Film
JK Parkin, Assistant Editor

The secret agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. aren't so secret anymore. After "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." was officially announced for ABC's fall schedule on Friday, a teaser video and website for the show have appeared online.

The short video, posted on Vine, shows several quick action sequences before declaring the team's leader, Agent Phil Coulson, is indeed alive:

The show's website, meanwhile, features a look at each agent -- or at least their badges at this point -- as well as a synopsis of the show.

The show's synopsis reads as follows:

"Joss Whedon (MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) shows us not all heroes are super with MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

"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). Their initial investigations lead them to civilian 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."

A "first look" trailer for the show will appear during tonight's season finale of "Once Upon a Time," which airs at 8 p.m. Eastern. Stay tuned to Comic Book Resources for more on the show.

TAGS:  agents of shield, joss whedon, abc, clark gregg

 
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