The first promo for Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been released, and it promises an action packed adventure. ABC officially ordered a full season when it announced its fall lineup, and SHIELD seems to be at the top of their priority.
Of course, it's as close to a sure-fire hit as network television can come to, what with the built-in fan base from the Avengers, Clark Gregg's return, and the fact that the show is being overseen by Joss Whedon.
As Gregg narrates in the promo, "We work the cases that SHIELD hasn't classified. The strange, the unknown. It's not just spy versus spy anymore. The whole world's in on the action." The narration is accompanied by footage from the Avengers, Thor, and Captain America.
There's no word on whether there will be cameos from any of the Avengers, but there have been rumors about Robert Downey Jr. possibly making a cameo appearance in the first episode of SHIELD. For now, this promo does a great job of introducing a brief glimpse into the world of SHIELD, and establishing its connection to the Avengers universe. With the box office of the Avengers, if even a tenth of that audience tunes in to watch SHIELD, it's bound to be fall's biggest hit.