SHIELD TV Show Character Details Surface


Cobie Smulders in The Avengers (2012) Movie ImageWill Nick Fury (aka Samuel L. Jackson) appear, or at least make a cameo appearance in Joss Whedon’s new “SHIELD” TV show for ABC? How about Cobie Smulders? After all, she’s already a regular on TV with the sitcom “How I Met Your Mother”, so why not just add an extra show to her schedule?

We don’t know the answers to the questions above, but we do know one thing — there will be four Agents of SHIELD in the new TV show, and now we know their names and who they are (via E! Online):

Agent Grant Ward appears to be the male lead, and is described as “deadly, precise and cool under fire. He just doesn’t play well with others due to his not-so-great people skills. He’s volatile, but a decent guy with morals whose charm will eventually come through.” Definitely sounds like the male lead.

Agent Althea Rice (a.k.a. “The Cavalry”) appears to be the female lead, or thereabouts, and is described as “soulful and quiet”, along with being “an ace pilot, weapons expert and soldier who is a bit damaged from her combat experience and has gone beyond the call of duty.”

The two will be backed up by two other agents, Agent Leo Fitz and Agent Jemma Simmons, aka “Fitz-Simmons” because apparently “the two spend all their time together. Think more along the lines of a brother and sister who always bicker and annoy one another. They came up together and are masters in their fields: Fitz is good with weapons and gadgets while Simmons is into science. Yes, they are huge nerds (and also attractive).” Wow. Huge nerds and also attractive. Only on TV.

So there you have it, four characters that will be showing up in the SHIELD TV show. I suspect at least Jackson’s Nick Fury or Smulders’ Maria Hill will show up a time or two just to tie the show up with the Marvel movie universe. That just seems like a no-brainer and not all that difficult to do.


TVLine has added a fifth Agent of SHIELD:

Agent Skye, described as a “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.” Translation: Summer Glau has a new TV show!


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  • Dedpool

    Npt bad character descriptions. I still really hope they cameo Maria Hill, and Agent Sitwell. He was awesome in Item 47! This should be pretty interesting. I do want to see established Marvel SHIELD characters show up like Clay Quartermain, G.W. Bridge and maybe even Dum Dum Dugan!! (though that one I’d like to see them explain, blood transfusion from Cap maybe?)

  • Milkgod

    Yeah how about IRON FIRST and other characters?

    • Dedpool

      Well I was specifically listing SHIELD characters, but Iron Fist and Luke Cage are two I’d love to see show up. Have them on an undercover urban mission for SHIELD tracking some high-tech weapons. I’d also olove to see the rest of Heroes for Hire like Misty Knight and Colleen Wing! That’d actually be pretty cool.

      • TotesMagotes

        Agent Fitz and Agent Simmons almost seem like the two main characters from the Marvel one-shot Item-47….. The guy was good with gadgets…..

        • Juggernaut

          Ugh, I sincerely hope not. Not only were those characters super annoying but that entire one-shot was crap! It completely goes against everything that SHIELD stands for.

          • Dedpool

            Not really. SItwell turned a potential security risk into an asset. SHIELD does that all the time, hell they basically said Hawkeye did it with Widow. I’m hoping it’s not them either though and because of the descriptions it sounds like it’s not them as the guy was the techy in Item 47.

          • TotesMagotes

            The description above says the guy is still the techy….

          • Juggernaut

            Either way it most likely isn’t them. The names of the agents above are Leo and Jemma while the characters in the One-Shot were Benny and Claire.