Thanks to TVLine, we have some exciting news about Joss Whedon’s upcoming ABC pilot S.H.I.E.L.D, a show based around the organization that appeared in The Avengers, Thor, and various Marvel canons.
Whedon is presently casting for the following five character roles, as reported by TVLine:
SKYE | This late-20s woman sounds like a dream: fun, smart, caring and confident – with an ability to get the upper hand by using her wit and charm.
AGENT GRANT WARD | Quite the physical specimen and “cool under fire,” he sometimes botches interpersonal relations. He’s a quiet one with a bit of a temper, but he’s the kind of guy that grows on you.
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.
AGENT LEO FITZ and AGENT JEMMA SIMMONS | These two came through training together and still choose to spend most of their time in each other’s company. Their sibling-like relationship is reinforced by their shared nerd tendencies – she deals with biology and chemistry, he’s a whiz at the technical side of weaponry.
What do you think of these five characters as members of S.H.I.E.L.D? Do you have any actors in mind to play them? Are you excited to watch the show? Let us know in the comments!