Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2 To Be Darker, Air In Straight Runs

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. star Clark Gregg is currently on a press tour promoting his new film Trust [...]

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star Clark Gregg is currently on a press tour promoting his new film Trust Me. While speaking to Collider, the conversation drifted to Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. and what the show's second season will be like. Gregg said that he recently spoke to the writers of the show and they said, "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." Gregg also revealed that the show will no longer have to deal so much with a spotty, off again-on again schedule that it had in its first season. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s second season will air in two straight runs, bridge in-between by the new Agent Carter series. He also said that the show's new 9 PM ET timeslot will allow then to darken the tone of the show in Season 2. "I thought there were so many things stacked against us last year," said Gregg, "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." Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will return to ABC for its second season this fall.