Marvel and ABC have debuted the first trailer for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3, and it’s packed with Inhuman teases. So long Skye! Agent Coulson’s protege has fully embraced her new identity as the Daisy Johnson, and looks to be wielding her new-found powers with confidence — which is good, because we also get our first look at Lash, and he’s a mighty sinister looking monster.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3 has a lot on its plate (likely in an attempt to fill out a universe for the series, which continues to stay rather isolated from the cinematic MCU). In addition to continuing the stories of our heroes Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg), Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen), Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) and Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge), their battle with HYDRA and the nefarious Ward (Brett Dalton), S.H.I.E.L.D. is amping up the story of Chloe Bennet‘s Daisy (née Agent Skye) and the Inhumans, upgrading Henry Simmons (Mack) and Luke Mitchell (Lincoln) to series regulars, bringing in some new adversaries via Constance Zimmer as a ACTU leader and thorn in Coulson’s side and Matthew Willig as the monstrous Inhuman, Lash. All the while, the series is debuting their take on Marvel’s Secret Warriors and setting up Mockingbird (Adrianne Palicki) and Lance Hunter’s (Nick Blood) spinoff series, Marvel’s Most Wanted.
Check out the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3 trailer below via Yahoo.
Given everything the series has to do this season, here’s an appropriately lengthy synopsis:
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” returns for an action-packed third season, with Director Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) and Agent Daisy Johnson (Chloe Bennet) leading the charge as S.H.I.E.L.D. searches the world for more powered people in the aftermath of their epic battle with Jiaying and her army of Inhumans. However, Coulson and the team soon find out that they are not the only group looking for these new Inhumans.
Many months after their war with a rogue group of Inhumans, the team is still reeling. Coulson is again trying to put the pieces of his once revered organization back together while also dealing with the loss of his hand. His confidante and second in command, Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen), has yet to return from an impromptu vacation with ex-husband Andrew (Blair Underwood); deadly superspy Agent Bobbi Morse (Adrianne Palicki) is recovering from her traumatic torture at the hands of Grant Ward (Brett Dalton); Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) is obsessed with discovering the truth behind the mysterious disappearance of Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge); and all are on high-alert for the next move from Ward and Hydra.
Ever since the existence of Super Heroes and aliens became public knowledge after the Battle of New York, the world has been trying to come to grips with this new reality.
Coulson assembled a small, highly select group of Agents from the worldwide law-enforcement organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement and Logistics Division). S.H.I.E.L.D.’s mission: to protect those who cannot protect themselves from threats they cannot conceive. But bigger threats loom ahead, setting the stakes even higher for the Agents, including the spread of Terrigen, an alien substance that unlocks superhuman abilities in select individuals; the emergence of new Inhumans who cannot yet control nor understand their powers; the rise of a new government organization that will go toe-to-toe with S.H.I.E.L.D.; the unknown properties of the massive alien Kree monolith, which has taken one of their own; and the constant threat of a rebuilt Hydra terrorist organization under S.H.I.E.L.D. traitor Grant Ward, who is making it his personal mission to take down Coulson and S.H.I.E.L.D.
New faces, both friend and foe, will join the series, including the no-nonsense, highly-skilled and somewhat mysterious leader (Constance Zimmer) of the ATCU (Advanced Threat Containment Unit), her intimidating partner, Banks (Andrew Howard), Lash (Matthew Willig), a monstrous Inhuman whose loyalties remain ambiguous, and new Inhuman Joey (Juan Pablo Raba), who is struggling to harness his newfound abilities, among other surprising characters. Coulson, with the help of Daisy and Mack (Henry Simmons), will work to slowly assemble a team that is stronger than ever before, combining the highly skilled Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. with powered individuals in the hopes of protecting the innocent in a world where the balance of power is ever-shifting, and new dangers are constantly emerging.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns to ABC on Tuesday, September 29.