Joss Whedon Making a Television Show about Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D.

All right, all right. Settle down, everyone. You don’t get to stop acting like adults just because this very, very good news is finally official, but the compulsion to run around the room squealing is understandable. Joss Whedon, who made a name for himself with cult favorites like Firefly and Buffy the Vampire Slayer and then became the world’s most successful film director with Avengers, is returning to television with S.H.I.E.L.D., a series about Marvel’s iconic government-run espionage group. Also writing the show will be Whedon’s brother and wife. It’s the same trio that brought us Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog so, all told, this is probably the best television-related news you’ll read all year …

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