Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Picked Up by ABC

With Marvel’s Phase Two movies all in the works, it’s good to know that their next step in expanding the Marvel universe on screen is finally a go: ABC has picked up Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for its first season. Along with this exciting news, they have also released the first cast photo and the show’s shiny new logo, both of which you can see below:

Agents of SHIELD full cast photo

Agents of SHIELD logo

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will see the return of Agent Coulson, who famously died in The Avengers, but as many people had hoped and prayed that seems to have not been quite accurate. Here’s the official description of the series:

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).

From Executive Producers Joss Whedon (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” ”Buffy the Vampire Slayer”); Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” pilot co-writers (“Dollhouse,” “Dr.Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog”); Jeffrey Bell (“Angel,” “Alias”); and Jeph Loeb (“Smallville,” “Lost,” “Heroes”) comes Marvel’s first TV series.  “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television.

We don’t have a premiere date yet, but you can watch the first glimpse of the series this Sunday, May 12, during the finale of Once Upon A Time on ABC. You can also follow the latest updates on the official site. Excited? Can’t wait to see how they explain Coulson’s return to the land of the living? Let us know in the comments below!