Joss Whedon, creator of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” is set to return to TV after he received a pilot order from ABC for "S.H.I.E.L.D.," a project based on the Marvel comic, reports Deadline.com.
Whedon and his project partners Jed Whedon, his brother, and Maurissa Tancharoen, his wife, will write the project, which is based on Marvel’s peacekeeping group S.H.I.E.L.D. The acronym stands for Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistics Directorate or Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division, according to the story.
Whedon, who also created "Dollhouse," will direct the pilot. It’s the first live-action television project from Marvel to receive a green light, the story says. Production on the pilot will start right away.