shieldlogoJoss Whedon’s anticipated TV pilot S.H.I.E.L.D. has entered post-production and has made the man just a little more open about the feel of the hopefully new series.

“I’m excited about the show because it’s a very hopeful show. It’s not about murder, and it’s not about crime, and it’s not people looking into their own belly buttons. It’s about people who are trying to help each other, and that’s one of the things I loved about comic books. They had costumes and the villains were cool but they stood for something, and I like doing a show that does that.”

–Joss Whedon

What a relief that we’re not looking at another cop procedural to over-saturate television, or something “grimdark”. Whedon stressed that despite that we might not have superheroes dropping in, the show will still feel like something that belongs in the Marvel movie universe.

It shouldn’t be too hard. Clark Gregg is reprising his role as Agent Phil Coulson after all. But the character’s return is still a mystery being kept — and very well, I might add.

And speaking of reprising roles, Cobie Smulders has a tight schedule, but she is open for reprising her role as Maria Hill whenever possible for the show.

Now it’s only a matter of ABC deciding to commission the series. It’s hard to see why not. It’s not like they’re Fox or anything.