With just four days until Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ghost) rides back onto TV screens, all kinds of new info and interviews are hitting the internet in promotion of Season 4. One is the Entertainment Weekly sit down with the main leads of the show, Chloe Bennet and Clark Gregg. While much of the video (embedded above) is the goofiness the cast often gets into when discussing behind the scenes, they also share where their characters are at the beginning of the new season.
This season puts many of the characters into new positions. That shuffling of the deck may be an attempt to boost ratings, but its also just part of doing a comic show.
To a certain extent our writers, they get things working and firing on all cylinders and then as it happens in the comic books their is a giant conflagration and we loose people and we have to kind of start over much as the team is starting over and a new version of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Gregg also promises that Coulson’s new role will be better fleshed out. That demotion serves both the character and the plot of the show. At the very least he is happy to be able to act in a different context.
Bennet points to Daisy as a character dealing with regret for the events in the season three finale. The word “recovery” is bandied about, which is interesting given the way Hive’s sway was talked about with addiction and drug language. Perhaps the most startlingly moment of the whole Inhumans storyline of last season was Daisy begging Hive to take her back so she could get the high one more time. Lincoln understood that personally, given his recovery background. It is interesting to see the actors still thinking about the character in those terms.
The two also talked a little about Ghost Rider. It sounds like the Quake and Ghost Rider meeting will happen pretty much immediately on the show. This Ghost Rider also will be more a villain than anything.
[Ghost Rider] introduces a part of the Marvel world that deals more with strange elements of the Marvel Universe and he’s definitely the villain from hell.
With Doctor Strange coming and Ghost Rider on S.H.I.E.L.D. Marvel is diving head first into a new part of their comics catalog. The mystical and spiritual dimensions of the character aren’t the easiest story elements to pull off, but the writers look like they’re giving it a go.
The fourth season of ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., staring Gregg, Bennet, Ming-Na Wen, Elizabeth Henstridge, Iain De Caestecker, and Henry Simmons, will premiere at its new 10 P.M. Eastern time-slot on September 20, 2016.