|Source: Digital Spy|
ABC have this week released the first TV trailer for the upcoming second season of their detective drama Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Set several months after the events of the final episode of Season One ("Beginning of the End"), the new run's ongoing narrative will incorporate famous Marvel heroes and villains such as Mockingbird and Absorbing Man whilst simultaneously depicting the sustained ramifications of the re-emergence of Hydra and the untimely fall of S.H.I.E.L.D. and its founding member Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson).
Around half of the preview clip comprises of recycled footage from the show's freshman season, with a particular emphasis on what transpired in "Beginning of the End" and the accompanying post-Captain America: The Winter Soldier instalments of the divisive series of (for the majority) procedural escapades. Once the new footage kicks in, though, it becomes abundantly clear that plenty has changed in the six months between seasons, not least the aesthetic representation of Skye (Chloe Bennett) and the recently-incarcerated Hydra sleeper agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), both of whom now seem to have thoroughly matured as a result of their turbulent recent experiences. A welcome voiceover from Director Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) reminds us that his team of not-so-merry, not-so-super heroes will persist in keeping the human race safe "even when they don't know it", although in truth, that seemed to be their modus operandi throughout Season One and as such, we're hoping for a bit more of a bold approach this time around if it's at all possible. That said, we're loving the oh-so-gritty tone of the programme's revamped logo - in the words of Doctor Who's Missy, we think we might keep it!
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will return for its high-octane second season this September 23rd on ABC and at a later date during the Autumn months on Channel 4.