Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D will air on ABC this fall. The new series, which follows the agents of the S.H.I.E.L.D law enforcement agency that works with the superheroes in the Marvel Comics Universe, stars Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson. Gregg's starring role is an interesting development considering his character appeared to have died in the feature film Marvel's The Avengers, however it appears that Whedon found a way to work around this potential stumbling block.

“When Joss described to me the mystery that takes place in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the complexity and the unanswered questions about Phil Coulson standing there trying to deal with this, I found it so fascinating and so true to the world of the comics and mythology in general as I understand them that I was immediately in,” Gregg said, according to Screenrant.

The series, created by Joss Whedon, who also wrote and directed Marvel’s The Avengers, likely features the similar trademark wit from the film, as evidenced by the following exchange from the promo trailer for the series.

“What does S.H.I.E.L.D stand for Agent Ward?”

“Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement and Logistics Division.”

“And what does that mean to you?”

“It means someone really wanted our initials to spell ‘shield.’”

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D will kick off this fall on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET, taking the place of the Dancing with the Stars results show. It will be followed by The Goldbergs, Trophy Wife and Lucky 7.

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