If season 2 of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was focused on the race to stop HYDRA, season 3 will be centered on another singular mission: find the new batch of super-powered people, fast. The finale saw Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) pitch a new project to Daisy ‘Skye’ Johnson (Chloe Bennet): track powered people and form a new team – which will eventually become the Secret Warriors. They will have plenty of individuals to chose from now, as Terrigen-laced fish oil capsules were exposed to the public, triggering Terrigenesis in any consumer who carries the Inhuman gene.
And now, it seems Coulson and Daisy’s mission will quickly evolve into a familiar race against a similarly formidable opponent. The official synopsis for the season 2 premiere, ‘Laws of Nature,’ has been released, and it highlights the competing organization searching for powered people.
Check out the episode description below:
“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” returns for an action-packed third season on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network, 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.
On the season premiere episode, “Laws of Nature,” when Coulson and the team discover a new Inhuman, S.H.I.E.L.D. comes face to face with another organization searching for powered people. And still reeling from Simmons’ dramatic disappearance, Fitz goes to extreme lengths to try to learn how to get her back.
“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” stars Clark Gregg as Director Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Brett Dalton as Grant Ward, Chloe Bennet as Agent Daisy Johnson, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons, Nick Blood as Agent Lance Hunter, Adrianne Palicki as Agent Bobbi Morse, Henry Simmons as Agent Alphonso “Mack” MacKenzie and Luke Mitchell as Lincoln Campbell.
Guest starring are Constance Zimmer as Rosalind Price, Matthew Willig as Lash, Juan Pablo Raba as Joey Gutierrez, Andrew Howard as Banks, Ido Mor as Yusef Hadad, Jude B. Lanston as soldier #1, Daniel Messier as heavy and Kate Hilliard as Tina.”
This synopsis echos the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 3 teaser trailer, with Skye fully embracing her transformation into Agent Daisy Johnson and suited up in her new Quake costume. This episode will also introduce Constance Zimmer (House of Cards, UnREAL) as Rosalind Price, the leader of this mysterious new organization and someone who will “go toe-to-toe with Coulson.”
Zimmer’s new character is one of the most exciting aspects of this season. While S.H.I.E.L.D. can sometimes feel overcrowded, it will still be losing two of the strongest characters added in season 2, in Bobbi Morse (Adrianne Palicki) and Lance Hunter (Nick Blood), to the non-spinoff, Marvel’s Most Wanted, making the addition of Zimmer’s charismatic presence a welcome one.
Of course, that could always be diluted by focusing on the many different plotlines that season 2 left open, such as Ward becoming the new head of Hydra, the hunt for Simmons, and the spat of new powered people. Still, as long as they center their focus in on the Inhumans, season 3 might even be able to improve upon its previous season.
Season 3 of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premieres Tuesday, September 29 at 9:00 PM ET on ABC. Agent Carter will air season 2 in early 2016. Daredevil is currently available on Netflix. Jessica Jonespremieres in Fall 2015, followed by Luke Cage and Daredevil season 2 in 2016.