Joss Whedon’s S.H.I.E.L.D. series is happening. Get excited.

Joss Whedon is my hero. I often entertain thoughts of kidnapping him so he can be my best friend. YOU WILL LEARN TO LOVE ME.

Deadline is now reporting that ABC has greenlighted (greenlit?) a pilot for the nerd maestro’s S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series. Granted, the article undermines its reliability a bit by saying this marks the first live action Marvel property on TV (Lou Ferrigno is not amused) but it looks like this is the real deal. The only question is, will America finally learn to pay attention to this man’s small screen stuff, or will it be doomed by its own intelligence?