A bit of casting news for ABC’s upcoming S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot was divulged at this weekend’s New York Comic Con.
Clark Gregg will reprise his role as Agent Coulson for the pilot.
Gregg, who previously co-starred on The New Adventures of Old Christine, played the character — a member of the elite task force — in Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor and voiced the role in Disney XD’sUltimate Spider-Man.
From ABC Studios, the project is based on the long-running comic created by Jack Kirbyand revolves around the secret military law enforcement agency dubbed S.H.I.E.L.D., which stands for Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistic Directorate.
Joss Whedon is on board to co-pen the pilot alongside his brother Jed Whedon and Jed’s wife Maurissa Tancharoen; the trio previously teamed on the three-part web series Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. Avengers and Buffy the Vampire Slayer mastermind Whedon will direct the pilot, should his schedule permit.
Production is schedule to begin immediately.