“If I can’t protect TV, you can be damn sure I’ll avenge it!”

Like a moth to a flame, Joss Whedon returns to television. AZM Ally Jeff Posey writes in with word that Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D. television series is getting a pilot with Joss Whedon possibly directing. If it’s picked up, the series will be produced by Joss and Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen.

So I know a lot of people are really excited about this as am I. But there’s part of me that’s a little worried. Joss has had a wild ride when it comes to television. Buffy was certainly a big hit. Angel had some problems being bounced to different networks. Firefly was a complete disaster thanks to Fox. Dollhouse… was a thing that I watched for some reason. In all four instances, the studios interfered and at times, got entirely in the way of production.

Now granted, this time is slightly different. Marvel is the studio behind this and they already love Joss to death. If any studio is going to be hands-off and let Joss do what he does best, it’s Marvel. Also, Joss and company really know how to handle an ensemble cast. It all depends on how much Marvel trusts Joss and crew. I don’t think they’ll want to screw that relationship up with him helming the sequel to the biggest Marvel movie they’ve had yet. I’m hoping for the best.

No word on casting. It would be awesome to have Samuel L. Jackson and Cobie Smulders make cameos in the pilot. But I really want Dichen Lachman to have a part. I know she’s working on some other show, but she needs to be an ass kicking S.H.I.E.L.D. agent!

From: Comic Book Movie