Marvel's Agents of SHIELD has been on vacation for a month and won't return with new episode for two more weeks, but that hasn't stopped ABC from releasing posters and promos for the third and final pod of its fourth season. All of that promotional material has focused on the Framework's alternate reality in which HYDRA toppled SHIELD, May is a HYDRA agent, Daisy is living with Ward, Simmons is apparently dead, Fitz is wealthy, Mack has a home in the suburbs and his daughter is alive, and Coulson became a teacher.
This latest promo features the SHIELD logo transforming into HYDRA's skull and tentacles logo. The promo's tagline reads, "Cut off one head...well, you know the rest."
HYDRA HAS WON, AND THE WORLD IS UPSIDE DOWN – Hail the New World Order! Daisy and Simmons uncover secrets and lies in a world gone mad. With Hydra in control, they are our only hope to save everyone.
The regular cast features Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Chloe Bennet as Daisy Johnson, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons, Henry Simmons as Agent Alphonso "Mack" MacKenzie and John Hannah as Holden Radcliffe.
Guest starring are Brett Dalton as Grant Ward, Mallory Jansen as Aida, Manish Dayal as Vijay Nadeer, Brandon Morales as Agent Pinsky, Taj Speights as Burnell, Chad Wood as Agent Slate, Jade Harlow as Julia Price, Jim Hanna as guy, Heather Olt as woman, Jason Medwin as Hydra guard, Richard Pierre-Louis as Hydra agent, Andrew McGinnis as Hydra agent #1 and Skyler James as Chris Adler.
"What If…" was written by DJ Doyle and directed by Oz Scott.
Marvel's Agents of SHIELD was co-created by Joss Whedon (The Avengers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen (Dollhouse, Dr.Horrible's Sing-Along Blog), who also serve as executive producers along with Jeffrey Bell (Angel, Alias) and Jeph Loeb (Jessica Jones, Daredevil). Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is produced by Marvel Television and ABC Studios.
"What If…" episode of Marvel's Agents of SHIELD will air Tuesday, April 4 at 10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT on The ABC Television Network.
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