Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (television) Hour-long series on ABC, premiering on September 24, 2013. The existence of super heroes and aliens has become public knowledge, with the world trying to come to grips with this new reality. Agent Phil Coulson has his eye on a mysterious group called The Rising Tide. In order to track this unseen, unknown enemy, he has 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). Stars Clark Gregg (Phil Coulson), Brett Dalton (Grant Ward), Ming-Na Wen (Melinda May—expert pilot and martial artist), Iain De Caestecker (Leo Fitz—brilliant engineer), Elizabeth Henstridge (Jemma Simmons—genius bio-chemist), Chloe Bennet (Skye—computer hacker). From ABC Studios and Marvel Television. This is Marvel’s first television series.