ABC Buys Marvel S.H.I.E.L.D Pilot with Joss Whedon Co-Writing

by | August 29, 2012 at 2:39 PM | TV News

Joss Whedon (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

By Tim Kenneally

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Nick Fury and the rest of S.H.I.E.L.D could be coming to ABC.

The network has entered an agreement for a pilot revolving around the peace-keeping organization S.H.I.E.L.D, which is featured in both Marvel comics and the superhero films which they spawned, including this year’s “The Avengers.”

Joss Whedon, who wrote and directed the big-screen version of “The Avengers,” is also writing the pilot, along with brother Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen (“Dollhouse”).

Whedon will also direct – schedule permitting – and executive produce if the project if it goes into production, with Jed, Tancharoen, Jeffrey Bell and Jeph Loeb of Marvel Television.

The project comes via Marvel TV and ABC Studios. Whedon is also set to direct and write the sequel to “The Avengers.”

Deadline first reported the news of ABC’s S.H.I.E.L.D project.