Agents of SHIELD
The series has been described as a procedural with an adventurous twist. How accurate is that?
Whedon: Somewhat. This isn’t about the case of the week. It’s about our people being the case of the week and we’re going to take them on adventures and have cool gadgets. We’re going to have monsters of the week and challenges, but we think it’s about our people more than the case, solving the mystery and the clue.
Tancharoen: The cases will have a beginning, middle and end, but we are focused on the serialized nature of our characters and there will be mythology woven throughout the season with little bits and pieces.
Can we expect Smallville villain of the week or will there be one “big bad” per season a la Buffy?
Tancharoen: Marvel is a very vast and diverse universe.
Whedon: There are gods and aliens. So we have a lot to play with. There’s a spy aspect of the show and SHIELD is some of the most sci-fi in the Marvel universe because it’s about gadgets. So we have a lot of different things to play with. It will be a mixture of both. We will be focusing on having every story having a beginning, middle and end, but some of it will be mythology and some of it will standalone. And our character runs will continue through all of that.
The pilot sets up the story about Level 7 clearance and bringing Coulson back. What kind of balance will we have in terms of setting up that central story?
Whedon: We’re going to try to tease it out slowly enough to make it thrilling and not drive people crazy. A lot of shows will keep having a hatch within a hatch or keep asking questions without giving answers or payoffs. We’re definitely focused on paying off anything we bring up and making it as rewarding as possible.
Tancharoen: I like to look at Coulson’s journey to the answer as a sort of existential crisis with a Marvel twist.
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Person Of Interest
Sarah Shahi gives us a taste of what to expect in POI Season 3:
“There’s just gonna be a lot more killing. Another interesting thing is we’re gonna go a bit deeper into the characters’ personal lives, and specifically with Shaw, we get to see why she is the way she is.”
Zuleikha Robinson (LOST, Homeland) has landed a recurring role on CBS midseason thriller Intelligence. She’ll play Amelia, EW reports, wife to Josh Holloway’s intelligence operative. Amelia is herself “an intelligence officer, who has been missing from duty for some time.”
TVGuide has shared a Hannibal bonus feature from the Season 1 DVD and Blu-ray: