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Fifth season of 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' premieres Friday night on WCHS-TV

Friday night at 8 p.m., ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D’ opens its fifth season with a special two-hour premiere on WCHS-TV. (WCHS/WVAH)

Friday night at 8 p.m., ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ opens its fifth season with a special two-hour premiere on WCHS-TV.

The last time we saw our favorite S.H.I.E.L.D. agents they were far from home. Phil Coulson and his squad woke up and realized they had left planet Earth.

“They saw us at the end of last season, we were just trying to have a piece of pie, a snack at a diner. Suddenly some mysterious gentlemen show up and we were blasted into space. We're on some kind of space station where there are Kree. A fanboy, like you Kennie, knows that those are the aliens from "Guardians of the Galaxy," the first one. And they're kind of terrifying. And you see the team trying to figure out how and where we are and what we can do to survive there,” Clark Gregg, who plays Phil Coulson, said.

Where they are, how they got there and how are they going to get home? Those questions will fuel the early action of this season.

From its introduction, the show had comic book elements but was fairly grounded with its human stars. That began to change over time as the cast evolved. Additionally, more powerful characters were introduced.

“It's weirdly felt organic because they wrote it so well. But yeah, I auditioned to be a computer hacker who lived in a van. And now, all of a sudden, I play this awesome, pre-established superhero from the comics who people really loved and cared about before. And it's been crazy, they've constantly been able to reinvent the show in such a genius way. We have 22 hours of content that we have to make every season and they've really just, they've really done such a good job at breathing new life into the show every season,” Chloe Bennet, who plays Daisy “Skye” Johnson-Quake said.

Even in the midst of a grueling television production schedule with makeup requirements and standing around and waiting for special effects shots, the stars they try to remember to have fun.

“One of the first major scenes of the first episode is they're getting chased by what's called a Vrellnexian, and it's down this, everyone's running and freaked out,” Bennet said.

“It's a terrifying alien spider monster,” Gregg said.

Chloe Bennet/"Daisy 'Skye' Johnson-Quake": “It's a tennis ball on a stick,” Bennet said. “And our AD was running around and that's what it was.”

The special two-hour fifth season premiere of ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ starts Friday night at 8 p.m. on WCHS-TV.

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