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Published On: Fri, Sep 13th, 2013

New TV spot: Marvel’s ‘Agents of SHIELD’ set to arrive on ABC

Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division, S.H.I.E.L.D., a group of operatives led by Phil Coulson, will be arriving to the small screen this fall.

Agents of SHIELD, a spinoff from the blockbuster Avengers film, will feature a six-person team led by Coulson (Clark Gregg), a martial arts expert and skilled pilot Melinda May (Wen), wisecracking civilian computer hacker Skye (Chloe Bennet), black ops specialist Grant Ward (Brett Dalton) and tech wizards Fitz and Simmons (Iain De Caestecker and Elizabeth Henstridge, respectively).

“We hope that our audience understands that our ad line is our description, which is, ‘Not all heroes are super,’” said Marvel’s head of television, Jeph Loeb. “We’re not going to have 30 Iron Men show up. The idea of this is not that it’s a genre show but an hour of compelling television.”

ABC is cautious after spending $12 million on the pilot, which could prove embarrassing if the show flops.

The pilot, which Avengers direcotr Joss Whedon co-wrote and shot in Los Angeles and Paris last year, picks up where The Avengers left off, after the epic Battle of New York, in which aliens flooded the skies over Manhattan. The result is that now everyone, not just S.H.I.E.L.D., is aware that superheroes — and supervillains — are real.

“It’s a world where things are out of control and forces have been unleashed that feel bigger than we’re ready to handle,” Gregg said.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will premiere on ABC on Tuesday, September 24 at 8 p.m.

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