Following the success of the 2012 film Marvel’s The Avengers, ABC presents Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., an expansion to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The premise of this pilot follows Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) assembling a team of S.H.I.E.L.D. operatives to approach superhuman like occurrences around the globe. In this first episode, Agent Phil Coulson and his team investigate an enigmatic organisation, The Rising Tide. All the while, the team encounters struggling father Mike Peterson (J. August Richards) with extraordinary abilities.