"Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." Teases Shadowy Premiere

Something dark is creepy behind the scenes at "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."

The TV drama/Marvel Studios film universe tie-in returns to ABC on September 23 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT, and in advance of that the company has released the official synopsis and credits for the season premiere, titled "Shadows." The episode is described as follows:

"Shadows" - Coulson and his team are now wanted fugitives with limited resources -- but that's not stopping them from keeping the world safe from powerful and unseen threats everywhere. However, with new members they hardly know, will S.H.I.E.L.D. ever be trusted again? Watch "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," on the ABC Television Network.

"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." stars Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Brett Dalton as Grant Ward, Chloe Bennet as Skye, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons and Nick Blood as Lance Hunter.

Guest starring are B.J. Britt as Agent Antoine Triplett, Nick Blood as Agent Lance Hunter, Adrian Pasdar as Brigadier General Glenn Talbot, Henry Simmons as Alphonso "Mack" Mackenzie, Patton Oswalt as Agent Billy Koenig, Lucy Lawless as Isabelle "Izzy" Hartley, Wilmer Calderon as Idaho, Reed Diamond as Daniel Whitehall, Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter, Brian Patrick Wade as Carl Creel, Matthew Glave as Roger Browning, Simon Kassianides as Sunil Bakshi, George Stephanopoulos as self, Raquel Gardner as Carla Talbot, Ben Turner Nixon as Hydra Officer, Franco Vega as Military Leader, Rich Ceraulo as Soldier #1, and JB Tadena as Private Tilden.

"Shadows" was written by Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharon and directed by Vincent Misiano.

The synopsis contains no major shockers, but as anticipated after the seismic changes of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," the series is following its well-received season finale with a new status quo for Coulson and company as they continue conflicts with Pasdar's General Talbot and new faces like Lucy Lawless' Izzy Hartley.

Stay tuned for more on CBR about "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." and catch the season premiere Tuesday, September 23.

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