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Marvel Studios and ABC have today seemingly unveiled the official tagline for the second season of the latter studio's detective drama Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Based within the same Marvel Cinematic Universe narrative continuity as recent hit blockbusters like Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Solder, the series' status quo was recently shaken up forever by the emergence of Hydra and the temporary self-destruction of the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization as we had previously come to know it.
Will the situation be all doom and gloom in Season Two for Agent Phil Coulson's intrepid team, then? If the show's San Diego Comic Con advertisements (which are currently displayed across a variety of overground metro trains in the United States) are anything to go by, it appears not. According to the aforementioned extended posters (one example of which can be found above), the premise-in-a-sentence which will adorn promotional material for the next run will read as follows: "S.H.I.E.L.D. Rises". Since ex-Commander Nick Fury handed Coulson the organization's keys in the closing moments of Season One, this revelation probably won't represent a colossal deviation from fans' expectations for upcoming instalments, yet it's arguably a decidedly more optimistic initial sentiment with which to tease the season than "Don't trust anyone", a line of dialogue which all but epitomized the final section of the programme's début run.
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will be back for a new series of superheroic, globe-trotting antics this Autumn on ABC and Channel 4 (unless Sky have grabbed ahold of the rights between seasons, of course).