ABC President Paul Lee On Marvel's S.H.I.E.L.D. TV Series: "It's Very Joss Whedon"

ABC President Paul Lee On Marvel's S.H.I.E.L.D. TV Series: "It's Very Joss Whedon"

If you are wondering what to expect from the upcoming S.H.I.E.L.D. television series, ABC president briefly talked about it, saying that they are very optimistic about it and that they really like the direction so far...

With cast slowly coming together for Marvel's upcoming S.H.I.E.L.D. television show, which Joss Whedon is developing, ABC president Paul Lee talked briefly to TV Line about it, and it sounds we can expect something good and interesting:

“It’s very Joss Whedon. We’re optimistic, because Joss is a genius and we love the idea and we love what we’ve seen. But it’s early days, and it’s a long way to go between now and a successful series. But we are very excited about it.”

The show was announced after The Avengers became a global box office hit this summer, making more than $1.5 billion, and becoming the third highest-grossing film ever. Marvel and Joss Whedon closed a deal soon afterwards, where we will see Whedon's influence in upcoming films, as well as this television series (he will direct the pilot episode). Whedon described the characters in the show as “the humans in a superhero world and how they deal with that and how it makes them vulnerable.” If everythhing goes as planned, we should be seeing the first episode sometime in 2013.

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MisterBabadook - 11/30/2012, 8:33 AM
So just like the film industry, TV will become over saturated with live-action Superhero tv shows.
Canon108 - 11/30/2012, 8:40 AM
I wonder if that means it'll get canceled after 8 episodes?
Tymminator - 11/30/2012, 8:41 AM
I'm looking forward to this, the potential for this and the cameos that can pop up are huge. A great way to introduce many characters that otherwise may not get a good shot.
Spidey91 - 11/30/2012, 8:41 AM

maybe if it was on Fox :P
juansam26 - 11/30/2012, 8:43 AM
^Yes, a 3-5 superhero movies/year average out of about 300 is definitely over saturation. And TV is definitely filled with superheroes. What like 2 actual superhero live action tv shows right now? Out of thousands of shows on TV? Maybe a couple more in the next year or two.

Not to mention this isn't even about superheroes but about SHIELD.
thatdylhooper - 11/30/2012, 8:43 AM
@scabslover you know what website this is?
Preston - 11/30/2012, 8:44 AM

If Joss Whedon is writing, I'm game. The man is a 'wordsmith'



superotherside - 11/30/2012, 8:48 AM
Bring it on Joss!
blvdnoise - 11/30/2012, 8:51 AM
This should be a fun ride..
RedeyeJedi - 11/30/2012, 8:53 AM
@Scabsallover- How many movies and tv shows are love stories or coming of age stories? How many about overcoming physical, racial, or financial adversity? Everything has been done before to the point of over saturation. You're just too narrow minded to notice.
shamo - 11/30/2012, 8:54 AM
SHILED > Amazon
JRM1995 - 11/30/2012, 9:12 AM
So, let me get this straight.....Wonder Woman might get a TV show and the character looks to be involved with Justice League, but that sucks because it's double dipping in TV and Film. NOW, SHIELD is double dipping and this is all of a sudden awesome? HYPOCRITES.....

This show will be junk and it's not needed.....same with the AMAZON show.
gambgel - 11/30/2012, 9:17 AM
if they premiere the first season next year, by the time of Avengers 2 release there will be two seasons of Shield already

would be interesting to see if some actors from the tv show crossover into the movie universe.
DCjohnny - 11/30/2012, 9:17 AM
what will be be the genre crime or action adventure or sifi or comedy or all of them .....
DCjohnny - 11/30/2012, 9:18 AM
@JRM1995 ... well said....
tadrob - 11/30/2012, 9:20 AM
This has always been an option on the table since Disney acquired Marvel since they own ABC too. Joss is amazing.

Amazon has just recently been conceived after the failure of the other Wonder Woman pilot for NBC.

This show will be amazing, it is needed so we can get a weekly marvel fix until we geed a movie installment.

And no it's not double dipping, it runs parallel to the movie universe so week get new story lines and perspectives.
Sanderman - 11/30/2012, 9:42 AM
hoping its good but i have a feeling this show wont last long
Funsize - 11/30/2012, 9:50 AM
Sweet. I like comic book adaptations so keep them coming.
shamo - 11/30/2012, 9:52 AM
SHIELD > Arrow
DCjohnny - 11/30/2012, 9:58 AM
@shamo - for that we have to see the show.... :-P
JDUKE25 - 11/30/2012, 10:00 AM'll be boring for the first half of the season, get decent, then get awesome for the season finale?
Temple - 11/30/2012, 10:08 AM
DC fanboys stay mad lol, right after the wonder woman failed article too, smh haha.
Temple - 11/30/2012, 10:10 AM
This show will be good, sounds like another classic by Whedon.
shamo - 11/30/2012, 10:13 AM
Aka Jessica Jones > Amazon
rockerdude22 - 11/30/2012, 10:18 AM
Can't wait for this show! Not much on television impresses me these days, so I have high hopes for S.H.I.E.L.D.
rockerdude22 - 11/30/2012, 10:23 AM
Little fun fact: Buffy was named one of the greatest television shows ever by by both TV Guide (47th on the list) and Empire (2nd on the list)!
HarveyDent88 - 11/30/2012, 10:25 AM
hopefully will be better than firefly.
JRM1995 - 11/30/2012, 10:41 AM
This show will be trash and will be cancelled within one season. Might not even get picked up for the remainder of their first season either......
Supes17 - 11/30/2012, 10:56 AM
I don't know... Avengers was kind of a flop at the box office....
DeathSeal - 11/30/2012, 10:57 AM
Question; Could Spiderman, Woverine and other not marvel owned "film rights" charaters show up on the TV shows (SHEILD, Hulk and others)? like EMH or Ultimate spiderman cartoons?
Christuffer - 11/30/2012, 11:05 AM
"Joss is a genius"

Psssh. Okay, he's smart, and he's got a knack for superhero flicks. But c'mon. He's no Sheldon Cooper.

Let's stop the hero worship already
DCjohnny - 11/30/2012, 11:11 AM
@supes17.... what! "avengers was flop at the box office" did u see the movie .... did u know that this movie is 3rd highest grossing film of all time....
DioFoRio - 11/30/2012, 11:16 AM
Hey scabs..I think your on the wrong website..I HATE ALL COMIC SHIT is what your looking for.
LFANCH - 11/30/2012, 11:18 AM
@dcjohnny he was joking bro.
Supes17 - 11/30/2012, 11:18 AM
DioFoRio - 11/30/2012, 11:18 AM silly goose that's not how babies are made..if it were I would have had my fathers baby ten times over.
DioFoRio - 11/30/2012, 11:21 AM
Avengers wasn't all that great. It lacked the heart shown in such classics as Ghost Rider 1 and Meteor Man...Maybe on par with Leonard Part 6 but definitely not part 8. COSBY-AIGHT!
Supes17 - 11/30/2012, 11:23 AM
Marvel hasn't been able to surpass the quality of
Iron Man II
Kevinwillpeabodyproperties - 11/30/2012, 12:28 PM
TheDesertGorilla - 11/30/2012, 12:55 PM
Looks like a fat shit Ron Howard.
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