Clark Gregg on Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 2
Prepare for SHIELD to go back to basics in season 2, says the man behind Agent Coulson...
The season one Agents Of SHIELD finale left its characters in an excitingly tricky spot. The audience who'd remained loyal through the season's early bumpy patch and made it to the end were rewarded by exactly the kind of spy show everyone had hoped Agents Of SHIELD would be.
They were also left asking questions of the how, what, and who variety. With spoilers for the end of season one then, here's actor Clark Gregg attempting to answer a few of those:
On what SHIELD is going to look like in season two
"It’s going to be lo-fi. You’re going back to basics. You’ve got to 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 the brass knuckles and not afraid to knock somebody off.”
On where season one went wrong
“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."
On how season two will differ
"A, we’re moving to 9pm, 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 SHIELD episodes], eight of [Agent Carter], then twelve [more Agents of SHIELD]… For the most part, this is straight runs of our show, which is when I think it really works."
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