Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division
The show is set to air on ABC and will be centered around S.H.I.E.L.D Agent Phil Coulson, a role to be reprised by Clark Gregg, who displayed Coulson in 'The Avengers'. The show is set to take place in the Marvel Universe and will be written/directed/produced by Whedon's 'Dr. Horrible' team which consists of Whedon, his brother Jed, and Marissa Tanchoroen. In an interview with Whedon, he stated "It's new characters. It needs to be its own thing. It needs to be adjacent. What does S.H.I.E.L.D. have that the other superheroes don't. And that, to me, is that they're not superheroes, but they live in that universe. Even though they're a big organization, that makes them the underdogs, and that's interesting to me." Implying that it will not feature appearances of Marvel superheroes. Watch the interview here.
Hopefully with 'S.H.I.E.L.D' airing on ABC instead of FOX, we can hope that it lives to see more than just half of a season.
From Left to Righ: Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tanchareon, Joss Whedon, and Zack Whedon