ABC Greenlights Joss Whedon’s ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ TV Series! *UPDATED*

television-news-and-talkEarlier in the month it was reported that ‘Avengers‘ director Joss Whedon was signed for ‘The Avengers 2‘ and an unnamed Marvel TV series. Well now it looks like ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.‘ will be the ABC series written and possibly directed by Joss Whedon.

According to Deadline, ABC has ordered a pilot for Whedon‘s Marvel TV series, ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.‘ — which will be co-written by his brother Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen. It is also being reported that Joss Whedon will be directing the pilot episode, but remains unclear if he’ll be directing any future episodes if the series is picked up.

UPDATE: A few details have emerged since the announcement. First, Joss Whedon says that this will not be a spinoff from ‘The Avengers’ movie. And secondly, this will be independent of both ‘The Avengers’ and ‘The Avengers 2′ sequel he will be working on. (Source:

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