No, you're not seeing a ghost to the left. SHIELD Agent Coulson is very much alive (despite getting bitch-stabbed by Loki in the Avengers film) and coming to the smaller screen this year.
Disney is making use of their Marvel universe and ABC network properties by confirming that Marvel's and Joss Whedon's “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” will be coming to ABC television this fall.
Whedon, long time comic fan, Buffy creator and the genius who wrote and directed that little film, “The Avengers” last year, shot the TV pilot back in January. Well, after the billion dollar payday Disney made from the film, you had to know "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D" was a go.
The greenlight comes as no surprise as Marvels massive success on the big screen should transcribe to a much desired commodity for TV viewers.
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.
I don't know, guys.. It sounds more like what if the "X-Files" was taken over by a gang fronted by the NSA. But even though I'm not a big Marvel fan, (bite me, fanboys!!) I'll be tuning in and hoping for the best. But, current Marvel series on television?? i can just think of three words to sum that up: "Blade: the Series"