When we first heard that ABC and Joss Whedon would move forward with a 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV series, we were very excited, but we have to admit that it raised a number of troubling questions.  Not only was it unlikely that any of the characters we'd come to love from the Marvel Cinematic Universe would make regular appearances, but it looked less and less like the 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' agents we were familiar with would be present either.  So, are you ready to meet the characters of the 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV series?

'S.H.I.E.L.D.' fans, 'The Avengers' fans, Joss Whedon fans, unite!  The official character descriptions for the characters populating the upcoming 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV series have arrived, courtesy of TVLine, and they're...well, no one we've ever heard of, but cool nonetheless.  But with no major superheroes on the team, and no actors cast as of yet, who will be the new 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' agents on the block?

SKYE - This late-20s woman sounds like a dream: fun, smart, caring and confident – with an ability to get the upper hand by using her wit and charm.

AGENT GRANT WARD - Quite the physical specimen and “cool under fire,” he sometimes botches interpersonal relations. He’s a quiet one with a bit of a temper, but he’s the kind of guy that grows on you.

AGENT ALTHEA RICE - Also known as “The Calvary,” this hard-core soldier has crazy skills when it comes to weapons and being a pilot. But her experiences have left her very quiet and a little damaged.

AGENT LEO FITZ and AGENT JEMMA SIMMONS - These two came through training together and still choose to spend most of their time in each other’s company. Their sibling-like relationship is reinforced by their shared nerd tendencies – she deals with biology and chemistry, he’s a whiz at the technical side of weaponry.

Whedon himself is tentatively set to direct the pilot, which will be written alongside his brother Jed Whedon and fellow Whedon staple Maurissa Tancharoen. No future premiere date is available as of yet, but with the Marvel Cinematic Universe's ever-expanding popularity, don't expect the network to give up on this one.

So, what do you think?  Which of the agents sound best to you?  Who might be chosen to fill the roles when the series reaches the casting phase?  Give us your picks, and tell us what you want to see from the series in the comments!