Entertainment Weekly has debut the cover for its upcoming issue, featuring “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” producer Joss Whedon and stars Clark Gregg and Chloe Bennet. Although the cover gives little hint as to what’s in store for the show, EW posted a partial quote from Whedon about his intent for the series and how it relates to his previous work on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”
“This is basically a TV series of ‘The Zeppo’ [episode of ‘Buffy’], which was a very deliberate deconstruction of a ‘Buffy’ episode in order to star the person who mattered the least,” Whedon told EW. “The people who are ignored are the people I’ve been writing as my heroes from day one. There’s a world of superheroes and superstars, they’re celebrities, and that’s a complicated world — particularly complicated for people who don’t have the superpowers, the disenfranchised. Now obviously there’s going to be hijinks and hilarity and sex and gadgets and all the things that made people buy the comics. But that’s what the show really is about to me, and that’s what Clark Gregg embodies: the Everyman.”
“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” debuts September 24 on ABC.