Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is a television series featuring the activities and agents of the clandestine (formerly military) organization S.H.I.E.L.D. The series is produced by Marvel Television, and is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe of Earth-199999, sharing continuity with the films in that franchise. The 'precursor' is the comic book series Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.
A pilot, written by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen, and directed by Joss Whedon, was greenlit in late 2012 and filmed in early 2013. The pilot was officially ordered to series on 10 May 2013, and premiered on ABC in September 2013, airing at 8pm on Tuesday nights. On 10 October 2013, ABC announced the order of an additional nine episodes, giving the first season a total of 22 episodes.
On 8 May 2014, ABC confirmed the show had been renewed for a second season.
The series was renewed for a third season on May 7, 2015.
The following non-US networks air Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D:
Australia: Channel 7
Belgium: Prime Star HD, Prime Star +1, Prime Series, 2Be
Ireland: RTÉ Two
UK: Channel 4, Fridays at 8pm. Channel 4 aired the first half of Season 1 three days after US transmission (debuting September 27, 2013), but chose to delay the second half until March 2014 to avoid having to take breaks in the show
India: Star World Premiere HD
Latin America: Canal Sony
Season One Gallery
Ward defends the Bus from invaders
Ward disguised as a train conductor
Season Two Gallery
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