There has been plenty of talk about the forthcoming Marvel television series S.H.I.E.L.D. and the involvement of The Avengers director Joss Whedon. Now, ABC president Paul Lee has been talking about the show and praising Joss for his work on the show.
While talking to Crave Online, Lee explained, “He’s already working on the scripts for the series. We will have to work. We shot it in Los Angeles to make sure that he is free to work across his feature life and his television life, but I love to see Joss who of course has made many great television shows in his day, enjoying television as much as movies. That’s flattering for us. We love that.”
He added, “The truth about Joss is he has some great relationships in it so there are a lot of really funny male/female relationships that go through it. But it’s also Joss too and there’s a lot of action. Look, what we do do, I talk about the emotion of the network, that it’s smart with heart. There is something which I talk less about, that’s very real about this network, is we have more co-viewed shows. Absolutely Marvel has the ability to bring the whole family around it.”
S.H.I.E.L.D. is set to star Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Elizabeth Henstridge, Iain De Caestecker and Brett Dalton and is set to premiere on ABC later this year.