We’ve finally confirmed that Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will air on Channel 4 in the UK.
Rumors surfaced on Twitter yesterday but today the official press release was posted confirming the news.
Channel 4 has acquired the UK premiere broadcast rights to ‘“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”, the hotly anticipated new series from Marvel Television and ABC Studios. The series will premiere on Channel 4 in autumn, soon after its launch on the ABC network in the US.
Channel 4 Chief Creative Officer, Jay Hunt says; “Like the Super Hero universe from which it has come, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is big, bold and absolutely exhilarating. Featuring the production values you’d expect from Marvel and ABC Studios, this is family entertainment at its most exciting.”
Catherine Powell, SVP & GM, Media Distribution, The Walt Disney Company, EMEA : “This stand-out series has universal appeal with the excitement and thrilling action we have come to expect from Marvel, brought to life by a superb cast playing fantastic characters. It’s terrific news for viewers that “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is launching on Channel 4.”
For the past couple of years series from the ABC network have been released on UK iTunes on the same day the episodes air in the US and hopefully this will be the case with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. We will post an update when we have more information.