New character profiles for Joss Whedons S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show

As well as overseeing all of Marvel’s Phase Two movie projects, Joss Whedon is also set to write a new TV series for the studio, focusing on a new cast of characters from peacekeeping organisation, S.H.I.E.L.D.

Whedon has previously teased just who these new characters will be, but TV Line claims to have the inside scoop, with a series of full character descriptions for the show:

Skye - This late-20s woman sounds like a dream: fun, smart, caring and confident - with an ability to get the upper hand by using her wit and charm.

Agent Grant Ward - Quite the physical specimen and “cool under fire,” he sometimes botches interpersonal relations. He’s a quiet one with a bit of a temper, but he’s the kind of guy that grows on you.

Agent Althea Rice - Also known as “The Cavalry,” this hard-core soldier has crazy skills when it comes to weapons and being a pilot. But her experiences have left her very quiet and a little damaged.

Agent Leo Fitz and Agent Jemma Simmons - These two came through training together and still choose to spend most of their time in each other’s company. Their sibling-like relationship is reinforced by their shared nerd tendencies - she deals with biology and chemistry, he’s a whiz at the technical side of weaponry.

Whedon will be writing the series alongside brother Jed Whedon and his sister-in-law Maurisssa Tancharoen, with the first episode expected in 2013. We wonder how many of those characters will last the full series. Knowing Whedon, it won’t be all of them…

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