If you haven’t figured out by now that I’m a huge superhero fan - where have you been?
I may blog about it an awful lot but now I think the Hollywood machine is playing with it an awful lot as well. ABC has just announced their latest TV series – Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D – due out in a few months. It will see actor Clark Gregg reprise his role as Agent Phil Coulson. In case your memory needs a jog, this guy:
The marketing blurb for the show goes as follows:
Fresh from his role in the summer’s box office smash, MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS, Agent Phil Coulson returns to the worldwide law enforcement organization S.H.I.E.L.D. He puts together a small, highly trained, team of Agents to tackle the cases that haven’t been classified yet—the new, the strange and the unknown.
You’ll remember Coulson “died” in The Avengers film. I’m presuming they’ll explain their way out of that. To be honest, I feel like this is going to be too much. Heroes, Smallville… they eventually die a slow death because they’re not meant to be TV shows. They’re beautiful stories meant for the big screen: beginning, middle and end. Stretching something out is never a good thing – even Mr Fantastic has a limit! (yes, I just superhero jumped).
There’s a good team behind this – executive produced and co-written by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen (Dollhouse, Dr.Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog), Jeffrey Bell (Angel, Alias) and Jeph Loeb (Smallville, Lost, Heroes)…. but yeah, I’m not convinced.
Check out this sneak peak:
What do you think? Hit or miss?