Now that ABC has officially picked up Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., all kinds of details are tumbling out about the series. Let's meet the agents who are protecting us while Marvel's superheroes are busy dealing with other matters.
The fan site SHIELDtv (which is a great spot to follow news about the show), has posted these official badges (provided by ABC), along with descriptions of the individual characters:
Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg)
Agent Phil Coulson is the S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, the “everyman” in a universe full of superheroes. Every day he’s somewhere doing something for S.H.I.E.L.D. He knows how to stand his ground but doesn’t take life too seriously.
Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen)
Melinda May is a pilot, weapons expert and soldier who is “Soulful and slightly damaged by her combat experiences.” and is known for going beyond the call of duty. Also known as “The Calvary,” this hard-core soldier, she has crazy skills when it comes to weapons and being a pilot but her experiences have left her very quiet and a little damaged. (Character previously known as Althea Rice)
Agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker)
Agent Leo Fitz is skilled in the technical side of weaponry. He’s a nerd and has a sibling like relationship with Gemma [sic] Simmons.
Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge)
Agent Jemma Simmons deals with biology and chemistry, she’s a bit of a nerd and spends most of her time with Leo Fitz who she trained with.
Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton)
Agent Grant Ward is a highly skilled “rising star” known for being deadly, precise and cool under fire but apparently not so good when it comes to dealing with people with a tendency to botch interpersonal relations. He’s a quiet one with a bit of a temper, but he’s the kind of guy that grows on you.
Skye (Chloe Bennet)
Skye is fun, smart, caring and confident with an ability to get the upper hand by using her wit and charm. She is slightly obsessed with superhero culture and the shadow organizations that exists within it. She’s edgy and can out-talk anyone with her unflappable nature.