Among the more anticipated pilots of the season is surely Marvel's S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot, which has the combined power of Joss & Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen going for it, among other things. Whether or not ABC sends the pilot to series remains to be seen. Nothing is set in stone until the official word comes down. In the meantime, the pilot, which Joss Whedon wrote and directed, has wrapped.
Tancharoen Instagrammed a celebratory image of herself, along with her husband Jed, brother-in-law Joss and executive producers Jeph Loeb and Jeffrey Bell in front of the S.H.I.E.L.D insignia. The text with the image, "That's a wrap."
They look cool.
The project is still without a title. And I'm still holding out hope that if they work the word "Shield" into the title, it comes without t.h.e. p.e.r.i.o.d.s for sanity's sake, but that's a minor technicality and an issue I'd be more than willing to overlook if this show goes to series.
The cast of the project includes The Avengers' Clark Gregg, reprising his role as Agent Phil Coulson. He's joined by Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker and Elizabeth Hentstridge.
With the pilot wrapped, all we can do is keep waiting and hoping that ABC sees the potential in what they've put together. For a project like this, my guess is that budget will play a big factor in the final decision. But on the bright side, the network has to know that any kind of Marvel series would draw a decent-sized crowd, especially when considering how well The Avengers did at the box office and then factoring the Whedon's built-in fan base. Fingers crossed!