Marvel Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Spoilers: Heroes Are True Underdogs When Series Returns

Tonight marks the season premiere of Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Entertainment Weekly recently caught up with the show’s executive producers to get a tease about what is to come.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: What can you say about the state of S.H.I.E.L.D. when the show returns?

Maurissa Tancharoen: We’re living in a new paradigm. S.H.I.E.L.D. and Hydra are viewed as one and the same and basically seen as a terrorist organization by the world. So Coulson and his team have been essentially driven underground, forced to truly operate in the shadows.

Jed Whedon: We get to see them as true underdogs for the first time. You got a little taste of it at the end of last season, but most of the season we had all the support and all the billions of dollars we could ever want behind us and now we get to see them as a true underdog. We also get to see Coulson stepping into a new role and not only have to wrestle with how do you rebuild something from the ground up, but what does it mean to be the boss of it?

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