Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD return


Marvel’s Agents of Shield (Friday, March 14, Channel 4, 8pm)

What’s It All About? Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) and his band of eclectic colleagues are back after their mid-series break.

Fans of the Marvel saga are hoping they get some closure on what happened to the chief agent during his ‘fatal’ run-in with Loki in Avengers Assemble.

Up until now, the series has existed in a story-of-the-week-type format, but things change as Coulson is grilled by the Centipede group. However, this revelation may come at a cost.

Look Out For: Saffron Burrows reprising her role as shady agent Victoria Hand, a character who made her comics debut in 2008. In a future episode, Jamie Alexander, aka Lady Sif from the Thor movies, will also guest star.

And look out for any sudden deaths. Show-runner Joss Whedon is notorious for killing off popular characters in Buffy and Firefly spin-off Serenity, so let’s hope agents live long enough to see the dawn of series two.

Iain De Caestecker, aka Leo, says: “The show was very episodic when we started off, and then as the story goes on we’re getting more into a throughline with characters. Then there’s some really exciting stuff coming up.”