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Marvel’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Is Going Lo-Fi in Season 2, According to Clark Gregg

Marvel’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Is Going Lo-Fi in Season 2, According to Clark Gregg

While he may be on a Marvel break at the moment to promote his new film, Trust Me, Clark Gregg hasn’t forgotten that every good Marvel soldier teases just a little bit of the fun to come when doing interviews. So, while speaking to Collider about his film, he also dropped some fresh tidbits about what audiences can expect from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in Season 2.

Thanks to for transcribing: “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.”

Very cool. It is true that Team Coulson did begin to rely more and more on their fancy S.H.I.E.L.D. tech as the season went on, but things did start to take an interesting turn when all they had to work with were some Howling Commandos relics. If Season 2 is going to continue the path of taking the show into more of an espionage realm instead of a comic-book one, than our expectations for Season 2 just went way up, and they were high to begin with.

In addition to story tidbits, Gregg also hinted at how the next season might play out from a schedule standpoint: “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. So the great thing about the announcement was, 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 S.H.I.E.L.D.‘ episodes], eight of [‘Agent Carter‘], then twelve [more ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘ episodes]… For the most part, this is straight runs of our show, which is when I think it really works.”

There is no one that would disagree with the idea that the more episodes you can get in a straight run, the better off you are. If Gregg is correct and that is the schedule we can expect for next season, then odds are good things will be going into a much more serialized route in Season 2, and that’s better for everyone.

Are you excited for the new season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? Let us know in the comments below!

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  1. Yes very excicted to see a bunch of episodes in a row!

  2. Patrick says:

    AWesomely Excited for hte next season, I didn’t much like the ABC network dropping the flow of the show in Season 1. I understand that for the movie coming out and for the week following the release, it was important to do., However it was irksome. Hopefully season 2 will flow well every week at its new time of 9pm.

  3. Jenna says:

    so where is the picture above from? did i miss something??

  4. Scarr says:

    As with the last several episodes, I can barely wait to see what happens next. I’m completely hooked on the show. It was my #1 viewing priority each week, and I expect it will be again.

  5. Rene Hoover says:

    I’m very excited about the new season, I have really enjoyed this series.

  6. Chuck Williams says:

    I agree that the scheduling was a major speed bump for the series.  Of course, we know now that at least part of the delay was waiting for “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” to release so they could springboard off of that into the final arc of the season.  If this kind of synergy with the film was the plan the whole time, I wonder why they didn’t just set up AoS as a mid-season series, and perhaps pushed “Winter Soldier” back a few weeks so they could sync up.

    (I did the math–even if AoS had debuted on the first Tuesday of January 2014, and episodes had run with no break, the direct crossover with “Winter Solder”–the episode “Turn, Turn, Turn”–would not have aired until three weeks after the film’s release. Then again, three weeks would have given more people time to have seen the film; it was shaving it a bit close to have the connecting episode air immediately.)

  7. Endroine says:

    Is the header picture a spoiler or just old?

  8. burritomouth says:

    I’m still just scared that he’s going to break into my grandmother’s house, rape her, cuddle with her, and steal a Hummel figurine.

  9. Jami Kirby says:

    Sounds great to me!!! :) I think AGENTS is AWESOME!! I also know how Coulson is about the Past Shield and to see him bring it up in a Nostalgic was is awesome. It’s like he’s a kid at Disneyland only he get’s to rebuild it in his own way!! Very Cool!! Team Coulson!! I loved in The New Adventures of Old Christine!!!

  10. James Smith says:

    They are moving to 9PM?  That fucking blows.  

  11. Kevin says:

    Great news.  Yes, get a run going.  That was frustrating in season 1.  Just get up a head of steam and… gone for a week… or two… or… Looking forward! Excelsior!

  12. Brian says:

    I’m STOKED!!!! Can’t wait to see how things turn out from where they ended last season!!! I’m forever a FAN!!!!

  13. Jonny says:

    Excited, no. Hopeful, very much so.

  14. Pedro Pinto says:

    I am! The marvel world is the richiest and there so much things that you can do with it! Bring to the basics but don’t stick with it. Make it more real but then surprise us with hi-fi! With Marvel there is no limits!

  15. Barbara Mata says:

    very excited we can’t wait!

  16. Joshua says:


    I’m super curious about what they’ll do with Grant’s arrest or Fitz’s brain damage.

    • Jeanne says:

      They Need to keep Grant close by.. you know the saying.. keep your friends close and your enemies closer.  Coulson said that they were going to keep him to gain info about hydra..  as for Fits..  I think He will have the same procedure done to him as  Coulson had..  remember the ‘team of doctors’ fury said  he had with him… Bet they will still use that technology

  17. Ed Rodriguez says:

    Low-Fi = Budget cuts. lol

  18. Bev Shichtman says:

    I love all of the Marvel Tv/movie episodes and am really hookec on Agents of S.h.i.e.l.d.  Keep up the great work.

  19. I didn’t like the show at first but now I am addicted. I love how well they tie in with the Movies too. 

  20. Tauruslady1 says:

    I have enjoyed the show from the beginning, but cannot deny the breaks in between episodes was getting ridiculous! I considered not watching until the entire thing was over then catch up on downloads. 

  21. Jean says:

    I meant DVDs, not CDs.   I have some taped on the tv and watch them again.

  22. Jean says:

    I love this show,  I did almost throw in the towel when they were in so much trouble.  I have pre ordered the year of CDs.  I can’t wait to watch them over again.   Your all great good group, but it Colson that makes me smile.

  23. Yall are missing the real story. Graviton will soon play a major role. Why would they keep showing him his prison? No-one but the viewers know he is in there. He will come out… He has fought the Avengers several times. I think even spidey..

    • Mascha says:

      ‘Graviton’ was shown while being inside the gravitonium, which was later stolen by Ward and Garrett and given to Quinn. So does that maybe mean Graviton will also be playing a role in AoS next season, since he is now in Quinn’s hands and Quinn still plays a role next season (I guess)? Who knows. 

  24. Captain Mcgloo says:

    I think this show was decent but it’s clear the way it was set up in season one that just weren’t working.  Maybe changing things up with someone else taking Ward’s spot as the “man of action” or taking away all the tech and forcing Coulson and Co to be a little more resourceful will help.

    • altmetalpunk says:

      Someone didnt watch the whole season did they?

    • bob kaysen says:

      “…weren’t working” because it relied SO much on viewer knowing back story from comic books. We came -very- close to giving up on the show. Information should be available online so newbies can get up-to-speed.

  25. Randy says:

    Is Low-Fi Thor’s slower brother?

  26. John says:

    If they’re really smart, they’ll find a way to bookend the Agent Carter stuff with some lead in/lead out bits on the AoS episodes on either side.

    • Dan says:

      except agent carter is set a few decades before AoS.  If i’m correct on that

      • Martin says:

        Yep, you’re right. And we saw Agent Carter in Winter Soldier, suffering Alzheimer so I don’t know if a crossover with Agent Carter can be done, unless some secrets from Carter are discovered in SHIELD and would carry on that way.

        • Tim says:

          The Agent in CA:WS who was Cap’s neighbor is supposed to be Peggy’s daughter, perhaps there’s the tie-in they might use.

        • Dan says:

          Sharon Carter aka Agent 13 was her niece…not daughter.

      • Jer says:

        Doesn’t mean they can’t both touch on different elements of the same case, decades apart.

      • Schlub says:

        #itsallconnected, tho

      • spongeboy says:

        True but Agent Carter will explore SHIELDS Early days which could still tie into what is happening on AoS which just got finished being over run by HYDRA which infiltrated shield from the beggning so ZC very well could tie into AoS

  27. JP Paulus says:

    Kinda sad it’s getting dark. I was watching with my 9 year old…not sure if it;ll be appropriate next year :( 

    • I was disappointed when I read that, too. But the show kinda went that way all season. The longer it went, it got darker and more violent. I was actually a little surprised what they managed to get away with sometimes in their time slot.

    • Wally says:

      I agree COMPLETELY. But unfortunately, that’s also when the show started getting good.

    • April says:

      In all fairness most Marvel films/TV shows are meant for a 12+ audience.

    • Motorhawk says:

      They could do an edited version for family viewing, I think the BBC done that with Torchwood that way you can watch the full show then watch it with the children but be ready in case they leave something in you don’t want your child to see.

  28. Jin says:

    I’m so excited for the new S.H.I.E.L.D =} I hope making it  less ‘comic booky’ will get the pop-culture jerks from saying “It’s not a good show because there aren’t any super heroes”. That was not really the point of the show in the first place.  Hopefully this will become quality charachter building around a little bit of epic espionage. =}

  29. teezeCrost says:

    I’m going to not read this article and assume that LoFi stands for Laurence Fishburn

  30. Luis says:

    No, don’t put them up against Supernatural. It’s going to be really hard watching them both.

    • Sigma says:

      lol do not compare AoS that had avrg: 8mill viewers in its first season and super natural that barely gets to 5! and now it dosent have to compete with a 12 season NCIS 😉  

      • CountessOfOle says:

        You’re right. The first seasons of Agents of SHIELD and Supernatural are incomparable. Supernatural had to dig its own niche and gain fans based on its own merits, which it did successfully enough to continue on for nine (going on ten) years. Its first five seasons contain some of the best story arcs I’ve ever seen on TV. Agents of SHIELD gained its fans by riding on the coattails of one of the biggest Hollywood blockbusters in filmic history, and has yet to actually prove it can pass the test of time. Indeed. The two don’t compare.

        Don’t get me wrong. I’m a fan of Agents of SHIELD. But dissing on Supernatural is fightin’ words.

        • NexLvlDad says:

          Wasn’t Supernatural on right after Smallville?

        • Joe says:

          I have nothing against Supernatural, nor am I ‘dissing on it’, but I do need to point out that it had Smallville as a lead in for it’s first 2 seasons, as well as having Jensen Ackles in the lead, who had previously been a character on Smallville. While it’s nowhere near the bump that Agents of Sheild got from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it still helped Supernatural establish itself.

        • Seth Allton says:

          if they are riding coattails of anything it’s not one movie…it’s decades of comics and numerous movies that they’ve put out.  but at the same time, with having no main superhero, only agents in the spotlight, it’s still it’s own thing.  having the numbers they did is because it turned into an amazing show that helps you understand the entire marvel universe.  also supernatural is horrible.

    • AllieC says:

      Thank god for DVR!