Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s 6th season premieres on ABC tonight. After the stunning events of last season, Agent Phil Couslon rode off into the sunset, leaving his friends and teammates behind as he lives his final days on Earth in peace. But just because Coulson gets to rest doesn’t mean that his actor, Clark Gregg, does. Gregg returns to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s latest storyline as Sarge, a mysterious new character with a decidedly darker bent than Coulson.
Recently, Beat contributor Yael Tygiel sat down with Gregg to talk about his new mercenary role on the show. We dig into what it was like for Gregg to transition from playing a giving hero to someone darker with mysterious, but decidedly more selfish, intent. What was it like for Gregg to go from fighting alongside his fellow cast mates to being an obstacle in their way?
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. stars Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, Henry Simmons, Natalia Cordova-Buckle, and Jeff Ward. The sixth season premiere, “Missing Pieces,” follows a scattered team of agents as they work “to find their footing in the wake of losing Coulson.” The episode is written by Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen and directed by Clark Gregg.
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