Marvel's S.H.I.E.L.D. has a new name, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ABC just has announced this. This together with the newly-released synopsis for the show give us a better look on what's in store. The synopsis reads as follows:
"Joss Whedon shows us not all heroes are super with "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."
Fresh from his role in the summer’s box office smash, Marvel's The Avengers, Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) 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. That team consists of straight arrow Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), an expert in combat and espionage; pilot and martial artist Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen); and brilliant if socially awkward scientists Agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) and Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge). They’ll be joined by civilian new recruit and computer hacker Skye (Chloe Bennet).
Prepare for an epic adventure that showcases the hope and wonder of the human spirit. This is a world of Super Heroes, aliens and the unusual – of action, spectacle and world spanning stories. The show will speak to the human condition through the lens of our very human, non-powered S.H.I.E.L.D agents – that together we are greater than we are apart, and that we can make a difference in the world".
We also included a small character describition, this way you have the heads up on who is who.
Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson: An agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. who oversees many of the division's field operations. Joss Whedon confirmed that Coulson is alive in the series after his death in The Avengers.
Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May: An agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. who is an ace pilot and weapons expert. .
Brett Dalton as Agent Grant Ward: A gruff, asocial manly man in his early 30s who's great at his job but not so great at getting along with his coworkers. Ward has a strong moral foundation and isn't without his charm.
Chloe Bennet as Skye: A civilian new recruit and computer hacker. She's described as "bubbly and goofy" but "also warm, edgy and witty." She's in her late 20s and can more than hold her own in any situation.
Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz: An agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. who specializes in weapons technology.
It is not yet known when S.H.I.E.L.D. will be aired by ABC. More on it as it comes in.