Published On: Tue, Oct 30th, 2012

Ming-Na Wen set to star in Marvel’s TV series ‘SHIELD’ as Calvary

The spin-off from “The Avengers” will be an ongoing TV series called “S.H.I.E.L.D.” and feature Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson. ABC’s series is now filling in slots for the other agents and Ming-Na Wen is first.

UPDATE: Ming-Na’s character is named Melinda May and is a creation of Joss Whedon, not a character lifted from the Marvel Comics.

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Wen will play Agent Melinda May, an ace pilot and weapons expert who often goes beyond the call of duty, but is showing signs of mental fatigue due to her combat experiences.

With “Avengers” director Joss Whedon on board to write the co-write the pilot script, you can expect a powerful and dynamic character in May and a more-than-capable actor to bring her to life in Wen.

She was the voice of the main character in “Mulan,” Fa Mulan and the lead in NBC’s medical drama “Inconceivable.”

Agent Althea Rice –  Also known as “The Calvary,” this hard-core soldier has crazy skills when it comes to weapons and being a pilot. But her experiences have left her very quiet and a little damaged.

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  1. New ‘SHIELD’ TV series based on Joss Whedon, ‘Avengers’ not the comics, says star Ming-Na - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] feature Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson, a star in “The Avengers,” but much of the show, including Ming-Na’s Melinda May character, are a creation by Whedon […]

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