Whedon breaks down what his S.H.I.E.L.D. series is all about

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Jan 22, 2013, 5:53 PM EST

The folks at ABC may not have made a decision just yet on Joss Whedon's S.H.I.E.L.D. series, but the Avengers director is already plugging away on additional scripts and prepping to direct the pilot. Luckily, he's here to explain how he will bring the insanity of the Marvel universe down to a weekly TV format.

In an interview with MTV, Whedon said the S.H.I.E.L.D. show will have a very different vibe than the big-screen superhero flicks. The series is about all those folks in the background flying the helicarrier, or the agents who handle the cases that may not make it to the point of calling in the big guns. But that's not to say that we might not see some superpowers along the way.

Here's how Whedon described the series:

"You have to bring a bit of spectacle to [S.H.I.E.L.D.]. It's got to be bigger than your average cop show. But at the end of the day, it's about the peripheral people. It's about the people on the edges of the grand adventures. The whole point of the show is that even with all these big things, the little things matter. It's about people who don't have super powers. There will be some people with powers, there will be FX, and there will be the spectacle of science-fiction storytelling -- but all played on a very human, small level. That's the appeal of the thing."
If anything, this premise is the perfect playground for Whedon. We know he can write great characters, and it's almost like the evolution of writing a big-budget, sci-fi version of the Scooby Gang from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Check out the full interview below and let us know what you think:

(Comic Book Movie via MTV)

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