ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is easily the most anticipated show to hit a broadcast channel in a long while. It's not hard to understand why. The show is getting developed by Avengers director Joss Whedon and will feature Clark Gregg, who is returning to portray fan-favorite S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Phil Coulson.
The show will pick up shortly after the events that unfolded in New York City during Avengers. Civilians are aware of the existence of other-worldly beings and the threat they pose. S.H.I.E.L.D. agents work in the shadows to eliminate those threats and prevent another battle that could claim thousands of lives.
The trailer for the fall series, which already has a full season order, introduces us to the rest of team: Grant Ward (portrayed by Brett Dalton), a combat and espionage specialist; Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen), a pilot and martial arts expert; Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge), a brilliant bio-scientist; Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker), an engineer; and Skye (Chloe Bennet), a new S.H.I.E.L.D. member who specializes in all things computer-related. Interestingly, J. August Richards' character, who appears as a superhuman in the trailer, has not been identified. Could he be Luke Cage? Or is he a new character unique to the television show?
In an interview with Access Hollywood, Gregg said, "We're out to kind of find the new threats and deal with old Marvel business. Maybe you'll see some kind of surprising villains and surprising superheroes every once in a while."
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is set to air on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. this fall on ABC. It will go up against CBS's NCIS, the most-watched TV series in the U.S.
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