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!