‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’, created by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, and Maurissa Tancharoen, revolves around the activities of the organization named S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement, and Logistics Division) from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as described in its comic franchise. The peacekeeping and spy organization has Phil Coulson as the leader who assembles his team of agents to tackle weird and fresh cases in this strange fictional realm of superheroes. One of their cases includes the Project Centipede, run by ‘The Clairvoyant’. Further investigations reveal that this group is backed by Hydra, a terrorist organization whose members have also infiltrated S.H.I.E.L.D.
Later, several events lead to the destruction of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Coulson becomes the director. Coulson tries to rebuild the group while still dealing with Hydra as well as the Inhumans. Later episodes reveal Coulson gathering a team of Secret Warriors who fight against the powerful Inhuman leader Hive. The story then progresses to S.H.I.E.L.D. tracking down other anti-heroes such as Robbie Reyes aka Ghost Rider.
With several story arcs, each season of ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D’ explores a different plotline. Packed with a lot of action, stunts, and investigations, this is an engaging series for lovers of superhero fiction. So if you have not watched it yet, you can catch all of its seasons on Netflix. And if you have, let’s guide you through some of our favourite titles that are tonally and stylistically similar to this one. Here’s the list of best shows similar to ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these series like ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D’ on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
10. Agent Carter (2015-16)
‘Marvel’s Agent Carter’, created by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, is centered around Peggy Carter, a character from the Marvel Comics franchise. You might remember her from her appearance in ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’. The show takes us to 1946 where Carter is employed with the Strategic Scientific Reserve (SSR) in New York City. Meanwhile, she also secretly helps Howard Stark, who is wrongly charged with supplying arms to the enemies of the US. In her quest to find the actual perpetrators, she is aided by Edwin Jarvis. After solving this case, she gets transferred to LA to uncover the Atomic Age conspiracy, orchestrated by the Secret Empire after World War II.
9. The Defenders (2017-)