Originally Posted by kaijunexus
I'm almost positive that the show will be set pre-Avengers now.
It would explain how Coulson is alive, it would be an excuse to not have to have cameos from any of the Avengers, and it could serve to set up various story threads in the universe that could be explored by later films without juggling the timeline of the show and the movies...
EDIT: It would also account for why the new SHIELD agents in ITEM 47 wouldn't be making any appearances, as we heard.
The agents in Item 47 not appearing is easily explained by the fact that most of the actors are going to be on other TV shows.
Also, they could work in other areas of SHIELD. It's a big place....