We’ve long known that the Avengers spin-off TV show S.H.I.E.L.D. has been brewing over at ABC, but until now we’ve had very little information as to which characters would be making an appearance in the thing.

Calm down, you’ll find no Nick Fury or Maria Hill in the descriptions listed below, but thanks to the folks over at TVLine and E!Online, we’ve got a scoop that might give us the most accurate glimpse yet at this “high concept cop show.”

First on the list is a character named Skye, a woman in her twenties who “sounds like a dream.” She’s fun, smart, caring, confident, and uses her wit and charm to gain the upper-hand.

Next is an Agent Grant Ward, who is described as deadly, precise, and the type to remain cool under fire, but is also the type to botch interpersonal relationships. He’s quiet with a little bit of a volatile temper, but according to the call, he’s a man with morals and charm that will eventually grow on you.

Agent Althea Rice is known as “The Calvary.” She’s a hardcore soldier with crazy weaponry and pilot skills. Her experiences have left her quiet and a little damaged. She is known for going above the call of duty, regardless of the cost.

Agent Leo Fitz and Agent Jemma Simmons: Also sometimes jokingly referred to as Fitz-Simmons, these are two recruits who went through S.H.I.E.L.D. training together and still spend most of their time in the company of the other. They act like bickering siblings, but they each have their specialty – she’s a chemist and he knows his weaponry.

You all better get really acquainted with these characters, because we have a feeling you’ll be seeing plenty of them on ABC as well as here on Hypable!

Other news for the ‘Avengers’ spin-off TV show ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’

No other familiar faces have yet signed on for the S.H.I.E.L.D. project, least of all any of the characters that made appearances in The Avengers like Iron Man, Captain America, or even Nick Fury and Maria Hill. At this point, it certainly seems as though the S.H.I.E.L.D. universe will have its own contained characters, but that doesn’t mean that a friendly face couldn’t drop by from time to time.

Clark Gregg has expressed interest in reprising his role as Agent Phil Coulson, so we must ask, exactly what timeframe are we looking at here for a S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show? Would it take place before the Battle for New York?

If Item 47 from the Avengers Blu-ray gives any answer, it seems that Agent Coulson has already passed away. To be fair, however, we’re unsure what – if anything – the S.H.I.E.L.D. spin-off has to do with Item 47.

Come to think of it, an inseparable couple, the male of which has heavy weapons experience? Could this be Claire and Benny from “Item 47” under new names? We doubt it, especially since Lizzy Caplan has stated that she will be too busy for the TV show.

We’re still hoping for Hawkeye or Black Widow to come in and save the day from episode-to-episode. It seems very Whedonesque to include a few cameo appearances to please the fanboys.

What do you think? Will we see familiar faces in ‘S.H.I.E.L.D’?

Director James Gunn confirms the name of a Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 creature with the release of some concept art from the film.

The Guardians of the Galaxy have been pretty busy lately while they gear up for Vol. 2. On Friday we learned that they’ll be showing up in Avengers: Infinity War, and tonight we got a sneak peek of a creature the team will be taking on in the GotG sequel.

Taking to Twitter, Gunn showed off a piece of concept art created by Andy Park.

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Director James Gunn confirms the name of a Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 creature with the release of some concept art from the film.

The Guardians of the Galaxy have been pretty busy lately while they gear up for Vol. 2. On Friday we learned that they’ll be showing up in Avengers: Infinity War, and tonight we got a sneak peek of a creature the team will be taking on in the GotG sequel.

Taking to Twitter, Gunn showed off a piece of concept art created by Andy Park.

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In his replies, he names the creature and states that, no, they aren’t fighting in space.

Then taking to Facebook, Gunn replied to fans who had questions about the image.

An updated synopsis for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 reads:

“Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.”

So it looks like for those who were lucky enough to see GotG 2 footage at San Diego Comic-Con this year, you’ve already seen this guy in action.

‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ lands in theatres on May 5, 2017

Maisie Williams freaks out over ‘Game of Thrones’ season 7 scripts

"Nothing will prepare you for this."

7:45 pm EDT, August 22, 2016

Maisie Williams finished reading the scripts for Game of Thrones season 7, and totally lost her sh*t on Twitter.

Williams, who plays Arya Stark, is no stranger to shocking moments on the HBO epic fantasy series. But it seems like the events of Game of Thrones‘ penultimate season are so intense, even the seasoned young actress is left flabbergasted.

Earlier this evening, Williams summarized her experience of reading the Game of Thrones season 7 scripts on her Twitter feed. Suffice to say, the stream reads something like a thrillingly ominous preview of what fans will experience when the show returns next year.

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Maisie Williams finished reading the scripts for Game of Thrones season 7, and totally lost her sh*t on Twitter.

Williams, who plays Arya Stark, is no stranger to shocking moments on the HBO epic fantasy series. But it seems like the events of Game of Thrones‘ penultimate season are so intense, even the seasoned young actress is left flabbergasted.

Earlier this evening, Williams summarized her experience of reading the Game of Thrones season 7 scripts on her Twitter feed. Suffice to say, the stream reads something like a thrillingly ominous preview of what fans will experience when the show returns next year.

At first, Williams warned fans to steel themselves for the epic events to come.

…but apparently, no amount of mental toughness will be enough for season 7.

To summarize, Game of Thrones fans the world over are now sizzlingly jealous of Maisie Williams… and also, apparently, well and truly screwed.

With George R.R. Martin’s next installment in A Song of Ice and Fire still achingly absent, there’s almost no way to predict the major events of Game of Thrones season 7. Our only theory is that we should probably say goodbye to the feelings we managed to resuscitate after Jon Snow came back to life.

Williams isn’t the only member of the cast hinting at madness to come. Maisie’s on-screen sister Sophie Turner revealed that she too had advance knowledge while pondering Sansa’s future.

“I’ve actually just got the scripts for seven,” Turner tells Variety. “So I don’t want to say too much, because I’ll probably end up slipping some truths out!”

Seven forbid, Sophie. Seven forbid.

Game of Thrones season 7 will air some time in 2017, but not soon enough.

What madness do you think ‘Game of Thrones’ season 7 has in store?

Netflix adapting ‘Anne of Green Gables’ for new TV series with additional themes

Anne Shirley is returning to our screens!

2:45 pm EDT, August 22, 2016

L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables book series is being adapted for television by Netflix and Canadian network CBC.

The new series will begin filming next month in Ontario, Canada. Though CBC will be airing it in America’s neighbor to the north, Netflix will be distributing it in the United States and the rest of the world.

Breaking Bad writer and producer Moira Walley-Beckett is penning the entire eight-episode series and will run the show. It is expected to air on the CBC in 2017, and presumably it’ll run on Netflix around the same.

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L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables book series is being adapted for television by Netflix and Canadian network CBC.

The new series will begin filming next month in Ontario, Canada. Though CBC will be airing it in America’s neighbor to the north, Netflix will be distributing it in the United States and the rest of the world.

Breaking Bad writer and producer Moira Walley-Beckett is penning the entire eight-episode series and will run the show. It is expected to air on the CBC in 2017, and presumably it’ll run on Netflix around the same.

The eight-book Anne of Green Gables series has been adapted numerous times over the years (including the well-known, two-part 1985 televised miniseries), but this will arguably be the biggest adaptation to date thanks to the potential audience Netflix could pull in.

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According to Deadline, “the coming-of-age series will focus on a young girl who, after an abusive childhood spent in orphanages and the homes of strangers, is mistakenly sent to live with an elderly spinster and her aging brother. Over time — and thanks to her unique spirit, fierce intellect and brilliant imagination — 13-year-old Anne will transform their lives and eventually the small town in which they live.”

The new adaptation “will honor the foundation of the book, but will incorporate new adventures reflecting themes of identity, sexism, bullying, prejudice, and trusting one’s self.”

The series will be set in 1890. The first book was published in 1908 by Lucy Maud Montgomery and has gone on to sell over 50 million copies worldwide.

Will you watch Netflix’s ‘Anne of Green Gables’ series?

If you’ve ever been interested in reading the series, now’s a great time to start!