We learned yesterday, after a promo video “leaked online”, that ABC reportedly picked up the new Joss Whedon TV series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for the coming TV season … but ABC would not officially confirm the news. Late yesterday, tho, the good news came that DUH, of course ABC picked up the show officially … and it’s coming our way this Fall. In celebration of the official news, a first cast promo photo from the show was released on the new Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Twitter profile and a cute celebratory Vine video from the Whedon family was also released. It’s a happy day for Whedonites!!!
It’s official. We’ve been picked up by ABC! #CoulsonLives
The photo above shows the core cast of characters that we will get to know and love when Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. debuts next season. I think it was pretty much a no-brainer that ABC was going to pick up this series. It’s been some time since Joss Whedon has had a TV show on the air. Marrying his genius with characters from the hugely successful Marvel Comics film franchise is just a brilliant way to tie the success of the films with television. Just … brilliant.
In celebration, Joss‘s brother Jed posted this cute video on his official Vine profile:
As you can see, this shot video features Jed, actress Ming-Na Wen (who will star in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as ace pilot and weapons expert Agent Melinda May) and Joss celebrating their TV show pick up :) We still have a lot of time to wait before this show hits the air so I suggest following @AgentsofSHIELD on Twitter and maybe Jed Whedon on Vine (by way of his Twitter profile) to keep up to date with the behind the scenes fun leading up to the series debut this Fall. Oh man, a Whedon show back on TV … life is good.