The series sees S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson putting together a small team of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents to handle strange new cases. In the first season, Coulson and his team investigate Project Centipede and their leader, "The Clairvoyant", eventually uncovering that Project Centipede is backed by Hydra, and they must deal with Hydra's infiltration of, and the destruction of, S.H.I.E.L.D. In the second season, Coulson and his team look to restore trust from the government and public following S.H.I.E.L.D.'s collapse.