US network ABC has ordered a pilot for a new live-action series based on the Avengers movie universe.
Written by Joss Whedon, S.H.I.E.L.D will focus on the security organisation headed by Nick Fury (played by Samuel L. Jackson in the films).
Entertainment news site deadline.com reports Whedon will be joined for writing duties by his brother Jed and Maurissa Tancharoen.
Earlier this month Avengers owners Marvel confirmed Whedon had “signed an exclusive deal with Marvel Studios for film and television through the end of June 2015.”
The deal allowed Whedon to “write and direct Marvel’s The Avengers 2 as well as help develop a new live action series for Marvel Television at ABC.”
In the UK Avengers Assemble is released on DVD and Blu-ray on September 17th and can be pre-ordered using the links below: