Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been teasing their new season four status quo over the last few week’s, mostly notably at Comic-Con International in San Diego. The series revealed that Ghost Rider will join the cast — played by Gabriel Luna — and even revealed the car the Spirit of Vengeance will drive on the show. Other new additions to the cast include Lilli Birdsell as a mysterious, “haunting” character and Jason O’Mara as the new director of S.H.I.E.L.D. (although a name has not yet been given for his character).
Now ABC and Marvel have officially released the season four synopsis for the popular TV show, which reveals the roles that Coulson (Clark Gregg), Quake (Chloe Bennet), May (Ming-Na Wen), (Fitz (Iain De Caestecker), Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) and Mack (Henry Simmons) will play moving forward. More so than ever before, the core cast seems to be split up into different pairs with Coulson back in the field alongside Mack, Daisy on the run, and Fitz and Simmons’ relationship put to new tests. Additionally, the synopsis addresses Robbie Reyes, the man that will become Ghost Rider.
MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. (Tuesdays from 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET)
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns with a vengeance for the fourth exciting season in an all new time period, Tuesday at 10:00 p.m. ET. In the aftermath of their journey to another planet, Director Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) and the rest of the team were driven more than ever to put an end to the Hydra organization. Little did they know that they were up against the deadliest threat they’ve ever faced – an extremely powerful Inhuman, Hive, who was transported back from Maveth in the body of their worst enemy, Grant Ward. The team was able to thwart and kill Hive and take down Hydra, but they are all still mourning the death of fellow agent and Inhuman, Lincoln Campbell.
In light of the Sokovia Accords, and with Hydra obliterated, S.H.I.E.L.D. has been legitimatized again and no longer needs to operate in the shadows. Since the world presumes that Coulson is dead, the organization needed a new Director (Jason O’Mara) to be the face of the organization. Coulson finds himself back in the role as an agent and teamed with Mack (Henry Simmons), and together they are tasked with tracking down and confirming the presence of Enhanced people, aka Inhumans. They have been trying to track down and capture Daisy (Chloe Bennet), aka Quake, who has gone rogue in an attempt to atone for sins from the past. But with the world believing that Daisy is a dangerous outlaw who has taken down banks and bridges, the new Director has no qualms about taking her down for good. Agent May (Ming-Na Wen) is tasked with training specialist strike teams, and Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) and Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) have taken a big step forward in their relationship. But with Simmons’ new promotion as Special Advisor to the Director in Science and Technology, Fitz, as well as her former team members, finds it hard to confide in or trust her since she’s now the Director’s confidant.
Robbie Reyes (Gabriel Luna) will roar into the lives of Agent Coulson and the team as a junkyard mechanic who can turn on a dime into the terrifying Ghost Rider. Will Robbie be a friend or foe to S.H.I.E.L.D. – as well as the world, itself? Meanwhile, Fitz discovers that socially awkward genius and friend Dr. Radcliffe (John Hannah) has started putting the finishing touches on a new, secret invention.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. stars Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Chloe Bennet as Daisy Johnson, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons and Henry Simmons as Agent Alphonso “Mack” MacKenzie.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was co-created by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen, who also serve as executive producers along with Jeffrey Bell and Jeph Loeb.
Does this sound like the series is more or less returning to its roots? How about the addition of Ghost Rider? Do you like the idea of someone else the Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. than Coulson?
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