It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to learn that ABC is fast-tracking the production on “S.H.I.E.L.D.’s” pilot. Joss Whedon is already shooting the episode, and ABC entertainment president Paul Lee admitted at the TCA’s winter press tour that the network is hoping to have the pilot ready to review soon.
“Joss is very engaged and already working on scripts,” Lee said via TV Line, calling the series “very Joss.”
According to Lee, who understandably is a little biased, the script for “S.H.I.E.L.D.’s” first episode is “great.” He said it has “a lot of funny male/female relationships” as well as “a lot of action,” and classifies it as similar to “Once Upon A Time.” He added that, if “S.H.I.E.L.D.” does get picked up as a series, it could air in any time slot because “Marvel has the ability to bring in the whole family.”
As for Whedon’s touch, Lee said, “You know how Joss is so high/low? How he’s able to be intense and epic and suddenly funny/silly? He’s got that ability to be super-entertaining.” Yes, that sounds like some of the best parts of a Joss Whedon show to us.
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