Tonight, Tuesday, September 24, 2013, the highly anticipated Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premieres. That's right: The Avengers is coming to the small screen… kinda.
While it's true that this new show is linked to the larger Marvel cinema-verse that has so entranced America, the cast and characters are, with one few exception, new faces for those familiar with the films.
So, who are these new entrants into the wonderful world of superhero madness? We've got the rundown on the cast you're going to come to love very soon.
Rebecca Martin is an Associate Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, and genre TV expert. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!