Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD has been renewed for a fourth season ahead of schedule.
Although Jessica Jones and Daredevil may have been stealing some of the limelight away from the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first attempt at television, Agents of SHIELD still remains an enjoyable and sometimes punchy watch, with the writing in Series 3 proving to be a notable improvement.
Working on this basis of improvement with age, the US network ABC has already renewed Joss Whedon’s sci-fi show and given Series 4 the green light, despite renewals usually announced in May. The series stars Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson, the director of the infamous fictional law enforcement agency, SHIELD.
Although the news is undoubtedly a welcome boost for fans, many will still be looking forward to the second half of Series 3, which sees Coulson and his team deal with the menace of Hive, as well as growing concerns around the number of Inhumans around the globe, who are also forming a central over-arching plotline of the series.
As such, one can only speculate what Series 4 might hold – but given the fact that the MCU likes to cross over, the aftermath of the upcoming Civil War could very well spill into it. While it may lack the raw grittiness of Jessica Jones or the noir violence of Daredevil, Agents of SHIELD is certainly still an integral part of Marvel’s upcoming plans.