Joss Whedon will return to series television, co-writing the script for the S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot alongside brother Jed Whedon and his sister-in-law and frequent collaborator Maurissa Tancharoen.
Deadline reports that the Avengers helmer may also take the director's chair for the pilot, but this is dependent on schedules for his other projects.
The live-action pilot, based on Marvel's peacekeeping organisation, will enter production immediately. Further details are to be confirmed.
Whedon's previous television projects of note include Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly and Dollhouse.
S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Nick Fury has been portrayed on screen in recent Marvel films - including Whedon's Avengers - by Samuel L Jackson.
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