Talking to Craveonline, Avengers and upcoming SHIELD Series Director, Joss Whedon gave some new tidbits about the upcoming show. Below are the interview Q/A that are focusing on S.H.I.E.L.D:
CO: We’re excited you’re doing another television series, let alone “S.H.I.E.L.D.” Will there be room for Lizzy Caplan and Jesse Bradford on “S.H.I.E.L.D.” after they were in Item 47?
JW: I honestly don’t think they’re available because I think she’s on another show. We’re building it with a new group of people. They were great and that had a lot to do with why we’re making the show, but we’re starting fresh.
CO: Are you planning to do the season-long story arcs you’re good at rather than the weekly standalone episodic format?
JW: It’s going to be a very standalone show. We’ll do what we always do which is every episode will conclude and you’ll have taken away your story, but there will be a through line running throughout. It will not be in the foreground but as in all of these shows, it will probably take foreground at some point, many seasons down the road God willing.