ABC ended its upfront presentation with perhaps its most buzzworthy show, the Joss Whedon-produced Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The show talks about protecting the “ordinary from the extraordinary” but there appears to be at least one superhuman on the team. J. August Richards, a regular on Whedon’s Angel, is showing off some serious strongman feats.
The espionage organization often employs superheroes in the Marvel books. Shadowcat, also a member of the X-Men, are among the “supers” who have functioned as S.H.I.E.L.D agents. In Marvel’s film universe, it is S.H.I.E.L.D leader Nick Fury’s idea to put the team that eventually becomes The Avengers together.
Since news of this pilot leaked, I figured nothing short of Whedon casting trained monkeys in the principal roles would prevent its pickup. This show is coming Tuesday nights, and so far it looks like something to be excited about.