Clark Gregg rocks the business suit as S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Agent Phil Coulson in this seven second promotional clip for the new television series recently greenlit by ABC Television, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.  There’s so much happening so fast in this tantalizing clip that it’s hard to know what to look at.  You almost have to go through frame by frame and examine it, but there is high tech, high risk situations, some obviously super-powered humans (who’s side the one shown is on is impossible to tell from the clip), and the unflappable Coulson who is clearly in charge.

And, from the Twitter hash tag #coulsonlives at the end, we can assume that he didn’t actually die at Loki’s hand at the end of the Avengers.  Which is a good thing.  It would have been a short TV series.

This is by far the shortest clip we’ve ever spotlighted, but it’s the first bit of video to be released from the Joss Whedon project, so we don’t have a lot to work with.  Still, it does the job – it whets our appetites for more.  We are frustrated, though.  We keep throwing money at the screen, but nothing happens.

Clark Gregg reprises his role of Agent Phil Coulson from Marvel’s feature films as he assembles a small, highly select group of Agents from the worldwide law-enforcement organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D. Together they investigate the new, the strange, and the unknown across the globe, protecting the ordinary from the extraordinary. Coulson’s team consists of Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), highly trained in combat and espionage, Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen) expert pilot and martial artist, Agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker); brilliant engineer and Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) genius bio-chemist. Joining them on their journey into mystery is new recruit and computer hacker Skye (Chloe Bennet). From Executive Producers Joss Whedon (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” ”Buffy the Vampire Slayer”); Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” pilot co-writers (“Dollhouse,” “Dr.Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog”); Jeffrey Bell (“Angel,” “Alias”); and Jeph Loeb (“Smallville”) comes Marvel’s first TV series.  “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television.

Update

We added the full first TV spot so you can get a better feel for what they’re doing.

Our DJ Gary DaBaum found something else, a viral website for the series: http://www.wearetherisingtide.com/blog/ If you take off the /blog/ part, it just takes you to a generic S.H.I.E.L.D page, with the Proceed button taking you to this part.

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