After taking some time to find it’s stride, the first season of ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘ ended with a bang. (Actually, in John Garrett’s case, I mean that literally.) In the fall, Agent Couslon and his team will continue to bring their own brand of justice to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Season Two kicks off with the peace keeping organization being rebuilt from the ground up under new management. And the new head honcho recently had some words about what we can expect.
While promoting his new movie ‘Trust Me’, which he wrote, directed, and stars in, Clark Gregg spoke to Collider about how ‘Blade Runner’ inspired him, his experiences with child actors, and his new notoriety in the business thanks to Marvel. On that note, he briefly touched on his ABC show and where his super cool spy jet is off to next:
“It’s going to be lo-fi. You’re going back to basics. You’ve got to rebuild S.H.I.E.L.D. from the ground up in a much more dangerous world where your group is outlawed. So it feels like the early, Sean Connery James Bond with the brass knuckles and not afraid to knock somebody off.”
Then, Gregg mentioned that the new season won’t have some of the same problems that the first one faced such as extended hiatuses and the solution is partially thanks to the new series ‘Agent Carter’:
“I thought there were so many things stacked against us last year and one of them was where the ABC television schedule would put us on for three episodes and then take us down for four weeks. Nobody could get a momentum going and when the show started to be on consistently and having story that carried over in an episodic way, that’s when things started to click. So the great thing about the announcement was, A., we’re moving to nine, where it can be a little darker, like I think Marvel needs to be. Then they’re going to show, I believe it’s ten [‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ episodes], eight of [‘Agent Carter’], then twelve [more ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’]… For the most part, this is straight runs of our show, which is when I think it really works.”
For the whole interview, check out the video below:
What do you think about Clark Gregg’s comments about season two ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’? Are you excited that there will be fewer breaks in between episodes? Sound off in the comment section.
‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ starring Brett Dalton, Ming-Na Wen, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, Chloe Bennet, and Clark Gregg will air on Tuesdays at 9:00pm on ABC starting this fall.