‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ TV Show Begins Filming; Launches Social Media Campaign

Published 2 years ago by , Updated May 12th, 2013 at 6:11 pm,

shield S.H.I.E.L.D. TV Show Begins Filming; Launches Social Media Campaign

Several months have passed since word first dropped that Avengers writer/director Joss Whedon and Marvel were developing a television series centered on the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization that brought Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and The Hulk together in last year’s biggest blockbuster. The project has slowly but surely come together – securing a cast led by Ming-Na Wen and fan favorite Clark Gregg – and staked out a fall 2013 premiere.

Now, shooting has actually begun on S.H.I.E.L.D., as has the social media marketing campaign.

According to the show’s freshly launched SHIELD TV series Twitter account:


At the moment, the feed is populated largely by recommendations to follow the cast and crew at their various accounts, who also happen to be sharing little teaser photos from the set. However, in the months to come, the S.H.I.E.L.D. Twitter page (along with the corresponding Facebook page) will prove a source for several behind-the-scenes scoops as details about the series’ plot begin to trickle out.

Marvel SHIELD Pilot Agent Coulson S.H.I.E.L.D. TV Show Begins Filming; Launches Social Media Campaign

All we really know about the story of S.H.I.E.L.D. is that it will take place after the events in The Avengers. This allows for references to and potential appearances by any of the characters featured in the films, but it also raises the bigger question of precisely how Agent Phil Coulson (Gregg) will factor into the show, a question on which we at Screen Rant have already speculated.

It’s also noteworthy that ABC has only committed to producing the pilot. A full season pickup for S.H.I.E.L.D. is probably a foregone conclusion however, as ABC President Paul Lee is confident in the project.

In addition to Gregg and Ming-Na, the series will star Brett Dalton, Elizabeth Henstridge, Iain De Caestecker and Chloe Bennet. Stay tuned for further details on S.H.I.E.L.D. and its expected premiere in fall 2013.

Meanwhile, Phase Two of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe launches with Iron Man 3 on May 3, 2013, followed by Thor: The Dark World on November 8, 2013, Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4, 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1, 2014, The Avengers 2 on May 1, 2015 and Ant-Man on November 6, 2015.

Source: ABC

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  1. I would love to see who SHIELD enlists for help, heros for hire? Spider-Woman? Fantastic Four?

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  2. Can’t wait to see the pilot. If Joss Whedon is involved, I’m sure we’ll get at least a season. Depending how hands-on he is, we could really get to see a side of the Marvel Universe we’re unaccustomed to (in a good way).

    I have faith here, and I’m crossing my fingers. Also, tragic as it was to lose Coulson in “The Avengers,” I’m hoping for some flashbacks and more Clark Gregg. Or, perhaps the show begins prior to the film. But yea, more Clark Gregg, please.

    • You obviously didn’t read the story here. Clark Gregg (Coulson) is definitely going to be a part of the TV Show and it will take place after the battle of New York which took place in The Avengers. There’s even a link in the story called “already speculated” which gives a number of possibilities on how Agent Coulson will be alive. (cloned / android / never actually died) etc.

  3. This show could be a great way to build excitement around new heroes who may end up being involved in future films. I look forward to it.

  4. So does this mean cameos from street-level heroes? (heroes for hire, daredevil, moon knight, shang-chi, etc) I mean characters from the Marvel Universe tend to cross paths with SHIELD from time to time, so why not?

  5. Let Coulson be a LMD! Please be an LMD!!!

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  7. Can’t wait for this show. Would love to see some Daredevil in the mix.

  8. hmm i wonder what superheroes will be in shield

  9. So excited having multiple nerdorgams

  10. I’m excited, can’t wait, just as long as its not on wednesday at 8:00pm (Arrow). If it is, it’s DVR time.

  11. Are tv rights different from movie right with respect to marvel charcters and the various licencing deals tey have with fox/sony?

    Ya could deffinitely see a daredevil episode. Would be cool. Since he’s officially back with marvel.

    • Daredevil is back with Marvel.

      The problem with casting a big super hero like that, you have to have a big enough name in case they ever make it into the movies.

  12. I believe tv and movie rights are different. This is why Spiderman was on Avengers EMH.

  13. This show is gonna be great! This could be a great way to introduce new heroes and villains.

  14. S.H.I.E.L.D. uses Twitter? That doesn’t seem very strategic.

    I can’t wait to see what this show plans on doing in regards to Coulson, street-level heroes, and what type of villains are involved. Very exciting!

  15. I really can’t wait this show. I am interested in the agents, but I also hope for some “street level” “heroes for hire”. There are plenty of them in the marvel universe and not so “expensive” to put on screen like Iron Man or Thor. So it could work on a TV budget too :)

    We’ll see 😀

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