Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. -- Clark Gregg reprises his role of Agent Phil Coulson from Marvel's feature films, as he assembles a small, highly select group of Agents from the worldwide law-enforcement organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D. Together they investigate the new, the strange and the unknown around the globe, protecting the ordinary from the extraordinary.
Coulson's team consists of Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), highly trained in combat and espionage; Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen), expert pilot and martial artist; Agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker), brilliant engineer; and Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge), genius bio-chemist. Joining them on their journey into mystery is new recruit and computer hacker Skye (Chloe Bennet).
The acronym "S.H.I.E.L.D." originally stood for Supreme Headquarters, International Espionage, Law-Enforcement Division. It was changed in 1991 to Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistics Directorate. Within the various films set within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as in the animated series The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, the acronym stands for Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division.
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel's first television series, is from executive producers Joss Whedon (Marvel's The Avengers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen, who co-wrote the pilot (Dollhouse, Dr.Horrible's Sing-Along Blog). Jeffrey Bell (Angel, Alias) and Jeph Loeb (Smallville, Lost, Heroes) also serve as executive producers. Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television.
Clark Gregg.....................as Phil Coulson
Brett Dalton.....................as Grant Ward
Elizabeth Henstridge.........as Jemma Simmons
Ming-Na Wen...................as Melinda May
Iain De Caestecker..........as Leo Fitz
Chloe Bennet...................as Skye
Status: Break - Between Seasons
Series Premiere: September 24, 2013
Genre: Action | Adventure | Drama | Sci-Fi | Super Heroes
Network: ABC (USA)
Airs: Tuesdays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Season 2 -- 22? Episodes
On May 8, 2014, the series was renewed for a second season, and is scheduled to premiere on September 23, 2014. In June 2014, Clark Gregg stated he believed the season would consist of 22 episodes, shown in a block of 10 episodes, then breaking for Agent Carter (an upcoming Marvel TV series), before airing the remaining 12.