Good news, True Believers! ABC has finally announced that Marvel’s AGENTS OF SHIELD will be getting a second season! After the show lost a lot of viewers from the slow buildup in the first half of the season, many were worried of the shows fate. However, SHIELD never dropped to catastrophic levels and drastically improved in quality. We’re one episode away from Season 1 finishing (next Tuesday at 8 PM EST), so we can sleep easy knowing the show will be returning this fall.
My guess is season 2 will be full of Coulson’s team (the remnants of the now defunct SHIELD) chasing down the villains released from The Raft by Bill Paxton’s Garrett. If you have any ideas or theories where the series might go (Avengers 2, anyone?), let us know because the wait is going to be way too long.
Next up, the biggest surprise of the night came when ABC also announced they have picked up Marvel’s AGENT CARTER as a TV show. You may remember the Agent Carter One-Shot that came along with Iron Man 3, which placed Haley Atwell (Captain America) in the 1940’s as a Government agent and treated pretty poorly by the men of that time. If not, watch it below! She then proceeded to take a secret mission to hunt down The Zodiac and kick some major ass along the way. Tony Stark’s father, Howard, then called her to have her head up the fledging SHIELD with him, so this series will take place after that fact.
With the recent throwbacks to the Howling Commandos in Agents of SHIELD and how the organization failed, it will be interesting when they’ll go back to the 40s and show us how SHIELD began and what those old-timey gadgets actually did. For those concerned, Haley Atwell WILL return and star in the show as her younger self.
ABC has provided the following log line of the show and we think it sounds like a must-see this fall. Are you excited for Marvel’s Cinematic Universe to take over your television as well?
[alert variation=”alert-success”]It’s 1946, and peace has dealt Peggy Carter a serious blow as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy must balance doing administrative work and going on secret missions for Howard Stark all while trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life – Steve Rogers.[/alert]
Watch the Agent Carter One-Shot at ComicUI!