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First Photos For ‘Avengers’ TV Series ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Pop Up

Images from Joss Whedon’s upcoming Avengers television series, S.H.I.E.L.D., have popped up online.

The series will be based on the fictional Marvel superhero universe organization Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division, or S.H.I.E.L.D. for short. The organization works under the command of Nick Fury, but Whedon has stated that he planned the series as a stand alone work from the movies to avoid catering to a niche audience.

S.H.I.E.L.D. began filming Los Angeles today and writer/director Joss Whedon has posted a few pictures from the shoot online. They can be found at the bottom of this post.

Entertainment Weekly got their hands on the images, which are pretty vague. It’s not surprising that such a high profile production would give so little away so early in the game.

The return to television for Whedon is an interesting development. For those who don’t know, he got his start in television as a writer on Roseanne before creating Buffy the Vampire Slayer (preceded by the Whedon written film of the same name) and spinoff series Angel. He also contributed to screenplays for Alien: Resurrection and Toy Story.

Whedon was then picked by Marvel to write and direct The Avengers, which would go on to gross over $600 million domestically. Marvel quickly signed Whedon to a massive development deal which included a television series.

S.H.I.E.L.D. was born.

Here are the pictures from the set of S.H.I.E.L.D. First is Joss Whedon with his back to the camera: