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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Frequently Asked Questions

If your Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. question is not answered on this page we invite you to ask it in the FAQ thread on our forums.

Has ABC Picked up Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as a series?

Yes! On Friday May 10, 2013 ABC announced they had picked up the show as a series.

When will Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. air?

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premieres Tuesday September 24, 2013 on ABC at 8|7c.

When does the series take place in relation to movie/comic history?

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is set to pick up where The Avengers left off, after the battle for New York.

Who are the main characters?

  • Agent Phil Coulson – Clark Gregg
  • Agent Melinda May – Ming-Na Wen
  • Agent Grant Ward – Brett Dalton
  • Agent Leo Fitz – Iain De Caestecker
  • Agent Jemma Simmons – Elizabeth Henstridge
  • Skye – Chloe Bennet

You will find more info on the characters and their bios on our Characters page.

Why is J August Richards not in the cast list?

J August Richards will appear in the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot however is not a regular cast member.

Will characters from Marvel Movies Appear?

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will focus on Agent Coulson’s team of agents, the “every day people” in a superhero world. While there may be appearances of superhero characters they will not be a focus of the series week to week and it is unknown if any of the current MCU heroes will be involved.

Cobie Smulders (Agent Maria Hill) has stated she has been in negotiations to appear in the series.

Samuel L Jackson (Director Nick Fury) has mentioned he would like to be involved in some way but had not been contacted.

How is Agent Coulson in the series if he is dead?

Coulson lives! All will be revealed in the series. It has been suggested that while we find out some of the story in the pilot episode, more will be revealed throughout the series.