As reported on by Screen Crush Joss Whedon has clarified his involvement in the upcoming S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot for ABC and what he will do if it becomes an actual series. Joss has become a big name since doing The Avengers but many of his loyal fans know him from his days doing television and they long for the day that he comes back to a full series. But with The Avengers 2 and the Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog series on the horizon how involved can he be in a TV series?
Whedon spoke to Entertainment Weekly stating he would be a part of the pilot which is co-written with Maurissa Tanchareon and his brother Jed Whedon. Besides the pilot however he would leave it in the capable hands of his brother, Tanchareon and Jeffrey Bell (executive producer on Angel and Alias) and come into the series, “as my schedule allows.” But he also says he doesn’t want to be in and out:
I have to maintain a fine balance between not hurting The Avengers, which is my number one priority right now, and not be the guy who shows up once a month and undoes everything that’s been done by everyone else.
In case you don’t know Joss’ brother Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tanchareon co-wrote Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog with Joss and wrote most of the episodes of Dollhouse. So this show looks to be in very capable hands. S.H.I.E.L.D. will star Clark Gregg reprising his role as Agent Coulson, Ming-Na Wen (E.R., Eureka) will play the part of Melinda May, Elizabeth Henstridge will play Gemma Simmons, Iain De Caestecker (The Fades) will be Leo Fitz and Brett Dalton will play Grant Ward. Samuel L. Jackson has confirmed that he will also show up from time to time.