ABC Renews Marvel's "Agents of SHIELD," "Agent Carter"

The hits just keep coming for Marvel Studios. With "Avengers: Age of Ultron" the #1 film at the box office, television partner ABC offered more good news for fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe on Thursday night, renewing both "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." and "Agent Carter" according to reports from both Variety and The Hollywood Reporter.

"Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." was Marvel's first foray into television, following on the events of "The Avengers" and the "death" of Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg), exploring his return, new teammates and the inner workings of S.H.I.E.L.D. The series continues to allow Marvel to grow its Cinematic Universe in between blockbuster films, this season introducing Inhumans, the superpowered group slated to get their own film in 2019.

Starring Hayley Atwell, "Agent Carter" debuted its first eight-episode season during "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s" midseason hiatus, delivering a story focused on the S.S.R., a proto-S.H.I.E.L.D. organization and incorporating Peggy Carter's struggles both against gender stereotype and in the wake of Captain America's apparent death. The series was created by "Captain America: Civil War" writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, who Marvel announced earlier today would be writing both installments of "Avengers: Infinity War."

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