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Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2 is Darker & No Breaks

Posted By: Staff
Tue, 06/03/2014 - 13:57


We get some details on Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D Season 2 from Clark Gregg, who plays Agent Coulson.

Clark Gregg spoke with the Collider offering that Season 2 will be darker and also said there will be less breaks as the show is better when it's shown at a straight run. Last season was plagued (as was CW's Arrow) by breaks due to the Holidays, baseball and other factors, which consistently saw the ratings decline.

Here are some excerpts from the interview:

It's going to be lo-fi. You are going back to basics. You gotta rebuild SHIELD 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 brass knuckles and not afraid to knock somebody off.

I thought there were so many things stacked against us last year. One of them was trying to get a new show off the ground where the regular ABC television schedule would put us on for three episodes and then take us down for four weeks. Nobody could get a momentum going. When the show started to be on consistently and having story that carried over in an episodic way, that's when it started to click. 

The great thing about the announcement was: A) we are moving to 9 [pm ET) where we can be a little darker like I think Marvel needs to be. And then they are going to show, I believe it's ten [episodes of Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D], eight of [Agent Carter], and then 12 of ours. There will be the odd gap when something preempts us - a ball game or something - for the most part, this is straight runs of our show, which is when I think it really works. 

There are a couple things that I know that I get whispered to: It's a huge show globally. Huge in Brazil. Very big in Europe. Chloe Bennett just went to China to see some relatives and was mobbed and had no idea the show was quite that popular.