‘Marvel’s Agents Of SHIELD’ TV series to air on Channel 4 this autumn

Created by Joss Whedon, the forthcoming sci-fi drama is Marvel's first ever live-action TV series

Channel 4 has won the UK broadcast rights to Marvel’s Agents Of SHIELD.

Created by Joss Whedon, the eagerly-anticipated TV series premieres in the US on September 24 and Channel 4 will start showing episodes “soon after”, a press release confirms.

Marvel’s Agents Of SHIELD is the first ever live-action TV series from the studio behind The Avengers and revolves around a fictional worldwide law enforcement agency called SHIELD (Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division).

Clark Gregg reprises his role as Agent Phil Coulson from last year’s The Avengers and Brett Dalton, Elizabeth Henstridge, Ian De Caestecker, Chloe Bennet and Ming-Na Wen play the select group of agents he assembles to handle strange new cases.

“Like the Super Hero universe from which it has come, Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD is big, bold and absolutely exhilarating,” Channel 4’s Jay Hunt said in a statement. “Featuring the production values you’d expect from Marvel and ABC Studios, this is family entertainment at its most exciting.”