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Published On: Tue, Jan 8th, 2013

Joss Whedon gives fans an update on ‘SHIELD’ involvement, directing pilot episode

Joss Whedon won over fans with “The Avengers” and now will turn to the small screen to build a TV series around the “S.H.I.E.L.D.” agency.

Joss Whedon directing Sam Jack on "The Avengers," will now balance brings the "SHIELD" TV series to life on ABC

Joss Whedon directing Sam Jack on “The Avengers,” will now balance brings the “SHIELD” TV series to life on ABC

This balance may prove to be tricky and the director is quick to explain his role during an interview with EW published Monday.

“I have to maintain a fine balance between not hurting The Avengers… and [also] not be the guy who shows up once a month and undoes everything that’s been done by everyone else,” he explained.

Whedon’s brother Jed will work alongside Melissa Tancharoen and Jeffrey Bell on the day-to-day production of S.H.I.E.LD. with Whedon himself serving as executive producer and also direct the show’s pilot episode.

“One of the great things about having worked for so damn long is that there are so many people that I truly trust,” he said.

The ABC drama will star Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson, alongside Ming-Na, Elizabeth Henstridge, Iain De Caestecker and Brett Dalton.

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