Meet the new agents from Joss Whedon's S.H.I.E.L.D. show

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The first real details from Joss Whedon's new S.H.I.E.L.D. show are out. Behold the brand new agents we'll be following as they monitor the superhero world at the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division. We're already getting a great Scooby vibe from these characters. Small spoilers ahead.


TV Line has the casting details from the pilot. Here's our new team:

SKYE | This late-20s woman sounds like a dream: fun, smart, caring and confident – with an ability to get the upper hand by using her wit and charm.

AGENT GRANT WARD | Quite the physical specimen and "cool under fire," he sometimes botches interpersonal relations. He's a quiet one with a bit of a temper, but he's the kind of guy that grows on you.

AGENT ALTHEA RICE | Also known as "The Calvary," this hard-core soldier has crazy skills when it comes to weapons and being a pilot. But her experiences have left her very quiet and a little damaged.

AGENT LEO FITZ and AGENT JEMMA SIMMONS | These two came through training together and still choose to spend most of their time in each other's company. Their sibling-like relationship is reinforced by their shared nerd tendencies – she deals with biology and chemistry, he's a whiz at the technical side of weaponry.

Love "The Calvary" remark. Plus, it sounds like Skye could be the main character, which means yet another lead lady kicking ass on a Whedon TV show. Prepare the squee siren.


Curtis Hart

I was really hoping Agent Maria Hill would be in this. I think it's a good bridge between the movie(s) and tv series. She's not as popular as RDJ or Samual Jackson, so money shouldn't be an issue, and (hopefully) HIMYM is winding down/ending this season (again, I hope) so Cobie should be free to get attached to a new series.