Let's be honest here - is anyone surprised this is happening? It might have taken them a while but last week, ABC did finally confirm that they were picking Joss Whedon's Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D (also co-created by Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen) up for a series and upon watching the trailer, it's easy to see why.
As we've seen from the trailer, it's true - Agent Phil Coulson does live with Clark Gregg reprising the role for the series. Though the character was seen dead in The Avengers, he's alive in the series and the circumstances surrounding it will be a mystery for the first season. The remaining character making up the cast include Ming-Na Wen playing Agent Melinda May. She's an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. who is an ace pilot and weapons expert, Brett Dalton as the gruff Agent Grant Ward, Chloe Bennett as Skye - a new recruit and computer hacker along with Iain De Caestecker as weapons technology specialist Agent Leo Fitz and former Angel actor J. August Richards in an unspecified but seemingly heroic role. This is going to be huge.
Season 1 Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw054HALX2Y
Season 1 Cast Pictures: http://www.spoilertv.com/2013/05/agents-of-shield-cast-promotional-photos.html
Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D will air Tuesdays 8pm on ABC.