Will Someone Die Tonight On AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.?
Jeph Loeb drops some hints about Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., particularly tonight's episode which he describes as a tearjerker and devastating. With a "killer on the loose" in FZZT, does someone on Agent Coulson's (Clark Gregg) team take a dirt nap?
Marvel head of television Jeph Loeb spoke with Aint It Cool News about all things Marvel TV. Early in the interview, Loeb stated that tonight's episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is the best yet and hints that the show may be adopting a more serious tone. Said Loeb, "The most important thing is that the shows keep getting better and that our actors are really finding their roles. I think that when people see episode six, and by all estimations it’s the best one yet. It’s an extremely tense, frightening episode and even though some of us fans are grown men....you might get a little moist around the eyes."
While Loeb declined to answer what the rest of the season has in store for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. viewers, he does give a hint that something tragic and significant will occur on tonight's episode. "I can tell you that, at least with episode 6, there is a mysterious killer out there and no one is safe. That’s as far as I can take it but it is rather devastating if you are invested in the show."
Loeb continued, "There are some very exciting folk from the Marvel Universe proper coming in. I think folk out there already know that Agent Blake from the ‘Item 47’ short is coming in and that will be followed up by us making a visit to a SHIELD facility where there will be a few familiar faces and that Agent Sitwell will be coming in."
There's more from Loeb over at AICN, including brief discussion about AKA Jessica Jones, Guillermo del Toro's Hulk tv show (it's dead) and how long before we see the four other Marvel tv shows in development. It's all rather vague-ish, in-direct talk though so don't expect any concrete responses from Loeb. Click the link above to read the full transcript.
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Running Time: 60 min
Release Date: September 24, 2013
MPAA Rating: Tv PG-13
Starring: Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Elizabeth Henstridge, Iain De Caestecker, Brett Dalton
Directed by: Joss Whedon (pilot)
Written by: Maurissa Tancharoen (story/writer), Jed Whedon(story/writer),Jeffrey Bell (executive producer), Jeph Loeb (executive producer)
|"Clark Gregg reprises his role of Agent Phil Coulson from Marvel’s feature films, as he assembles a small, highly select group of Agents from the worldwide law-enforcement organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D. Together they investigate the new, the strange, and the unknown across the globe, protecting the ordinary from the extraordinary. Coulson's team consists of Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), highly trained in combat and espionage; Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen), expert pilot and martial artist; Agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker), brilliant engineer; and Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge), genius bio-chemist. Joining them on their journey into mystery is new recruit and computer hacker, Skye (Chloe Bennet).
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel’s first television series, is from executive producers Joss Whedon (Marvel's The Avengers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen, who co-wrote the pilot (Dollhouse, Dr.Horrible's Sing-Along Blog). Jeffrey Bell (Angel, Alias) and Jeph Loeb (Smallville, Lost, Heroes) also serve as executive producers. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television."
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