We've all been waiting for this shoe to drop since word came that part of Joss Whedon's long-term Marvel Studios / Avengers 2 deal also included involvement in a TV show, and here it is. The Wrap has the scoop:
The network has entered an agreement for a pilot revolving around the peace-keeping organization S.H.I.E.L.D, which is featured in both Marvel comics and the superhero films which they spawned, including this year's "The Avengers."
Joss Whedon, who wrote and directed the big-screen version of "The Avengers," is also writing the pilot, along with brother Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen ("Dollhouse"), and is attached to direct, schedule permitting.
Whedon will also executive produce if the project if it goes into production, with Jed, Tancharoen, Jeffrey Bell and Jeph Loeb of Marvel Television.