Re: Joss Whedon's S.H.I.E.L.D to ABC!
I'm guessing Joss means entirely new characters. I'm sure he would have said, characters we haven't seen yet in the MCU...I'm sure we'll get those as well. This is probably the best way of approaching the series. Self-contained yet still part of the greater MCU.
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Ignoring the The Last Stand since 2011.