“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Season 4 is full of changes. Not only are many characters headed down different professional paths, but the tone of the show will even be a little different. Jeph Loeb, Head of Marvel TV, explained that ABC’s decision to move the show to 10 p.m. on Tuesdays allows the writers to take the storyline to a darker place.
“By going to 10 o’clock, we’re going to be taking on just a little bit more edge, a little bit more grit,” Loeb told Comic Book Resources. “The show is pretty violent for something at 9 o’clock, but when we get to 10 o’clock, we’re going to be just a little hair of something that I think people are going to really enjoy.”
Based on the positive response to Netflix’s “Marvel’s Daredevil” and “Marvel’s Jessica Jones,” it’s safe to say that Marvel fans like their TV shows dark and gritty. It isn’t too surprising to hear that the ABC show will follow their lead. “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” has been getting a little more serious each season, and Daisy (Chloe Bennet) already teased her darker side in the Season 3 finale.
After going rogue, the Inhuman apparently started taking down banks and shopping at Hot Topic — a fashion choice that will stick around for a while. Bennet told TV Guide that Daisy will be “channeling Avril Lavigne-slash-living in a van” when the show returns. It sounds like Daisy will return to her off-the-grid ways, but Coulson (Clark Gregg) and other agents will be looking for her. Unfortunately, it doesn’t sound like reinstating her as an agent is the first option.
Coulson has been replaced by Jason O’Mara’s yet-to-be-named character, and the new director isn’t sympathetic to Daisy. “With the world believing that Daisy is a dangerous outlaw who has taken down banks and bridges, the new director has no qualms about taking her down for good,” the Season 4 synopsis teases.
“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Season 4 premieres Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 10 p.m. EDT on ABC.