It’s US TV show pitching season, which means all sorts of hype reels are out there vying for your attention. Few have quite as much hype as Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. But Marvel’s been down this road before with less than stellar results.
Then again, when you have Joss Whedon on board and it’s based on one of the biggest movies of all time, you’ve got quite a lot to live up to. Whether or not it’ll work is anyone’s guess; S.H.I.E.L.D has largely been a supporting cast of characters to the main Marvel comics titles, and the few attempts to get regular comics series running from it haven’t worked all that well.
Then again, neither did the Nick Fury telemovie… but I’m happy to blame David Hasslehoff for that one.