Marvel's AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Producers Say To Think X-FILES
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. executive producers Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen says the Agent Coulson led show has similar vibe to past fan favorite scifi show, X-Files. The duo also hint at otherworldly threats Coulson's crew will face.
We've seen a lot of footage, clips and interviews from Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as we draw closer to the show's September 24th premiere date. The good news is that all the footage has been from the pilot and there's 20-odd more episodes that follow thereafter. Speaking on what follows Whedon and Tancharoen discuss a few of the show's broader topics and goals. Said Tancharoen on the likelihood of a central villain in the first season, "I don't think we can't be too specific about that but yes, we will have..." - "Recurring elements," finished Whedon. The younger Whedon brother continued, "One of the things that, you know, we've talked about just initially getting into it is, as you start it, you want to tell these self-contained stories. It's a little bit like the "X-Files" model: You can come each week and see [that episode] and not have seen everything, but if you have, it's a richer experience. And as we move forward, those things will start to weave together more and more. But we do want to always have every episode have its own beginning, middle and end, and feel like its own [thing]."
The duo confirm that some of the season one threats will be otherworldly but also add that Coulson's team will be challenged from a wide array of sources. "They're going to come from all over the place," said Whedon. "It's not just otherworldly," added Tancharoen.
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'MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.' Premieres Sept. 24
Running Time: 60 min
Release Date: September 24, 2013
MPAA Rating: Not Rated Yet
Starring: Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Elizabeth Henstridge, Iain De Caestecker, Brett Dalton
Directed by: Joss Whedon (pilot)
Written by: Maurissa Tancharoen (story/writer), Jed Whedon(story/writer),Jeffrey Bell (executive producer), Jeph Loeb (executive producer)
|"Clark Gregg reprises his role of Agent Phil Coulson from Marvel’s feature films, as he assembles a small, highly select group of Agents from the worldwide law-enforcement organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D. Together they investigate the new, the strange, and the unknown across the globe, protecting the ordinary from the extraordinary. Coulson's team consists of Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), highly trained in combat and espionage; Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen), expert pilot and martial artist; Agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker), brilliant engineer; and Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge), genius bio-chemist. Joining them on their journey into mystery is new recruit and computer hacker, Skye (Chloe Bennet).
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel’s first television series, is from executive producers Joss Whedon (Marvel's The Avengers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen, who co-wrote the pilot (Dollhouse, Dr.Horrible's Sing-Along Blog). Jeffrey Bell (Angel, Alias) and Jeph Loeb (Smallville, Lost, Heroes) also serve as executive producers. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television."
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