ABC Entertainment and Marvel Television test the physical and mental limits of three super-fans as they compete for the adventure of a lifetime in this new five-part digital original series, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Academy.

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Academy - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 5 minutes

Premier: 2016-03-09

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Academy - Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (season 1) - Netflix

The first season of the American television series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which is based on the Marvel Comics organization S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division), revolves around the character of Phil Coulson and his team of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, who are assigned to several dangerous cases. The cases are centered on Project Centipede and its leader, The Clairvoyant, while Coulson also searches for answers concerning his mysterious resurrection after dying in The Avengers. It is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), sharing continuity with the films of the franchise, and was produced by ABC Studios, Marvel Television, and Mutant Enemy Productions. Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, and Jeffrey Bell served as showrunners. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was picked up for a full season by ABC in May 2013, and filming took place primarily in Los Angeles. Clark Gregg reprises his role as Coulson from the film series, and is joined by principal cast members Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker, and Elizabeth Henstridge. The main recurring setting of the season is the Bus, a retrofitted Boeing C-17 plane that was designed by visual effects company FuseFX, and created with CGI. Some episodes of the season directly crossover with the films Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, with the latter causing a major retooling of the season for its final six episodes. The season also sees several other characters from MCU films and Marvel One-Shots make guest appearances. The series premiere was watched by 12.12 million viewers, the highest ratings received by the first episode of a drama series in the United States since the pilot episode of V in 2009. The season, which aired on ABC from September 24, 2013, through May 13, 2014, over 22 episodes, initially received a mixed reception, which also mirrored a decrease in ratings as the season progressed. However, reception grew more positive as the season progressed into its second half, which led to more consistent ratings. The series was renewed for a second season on May 8, 2014.

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