Marvel's Agents of SHIELD

  The Southern California locations where Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is filmed.

Episode 1, of Season 3 ("Laws of Nature")

17:21: We see Fitz driving in (what the caption tells us is) Tangier, Morocco,

Where, in spite of his driver's warnings, Fitz walks into a den of thieves
(or, in this case, a den of murderous terrorists), and offers to make a trade.

wants to  get his hands on an ancient scroll that he believes might allow
him to rescue Simmons from the Kree monolith that swallowed her whole.

Naturally, the terrorists try to keep for themselves both the scroll and the hi-tech weapons
that Fitz offers them in exchange.  But when they try to use one of them to kill Fitz,
it instead emits a burst of blinding light, allowing Fitz to escape with the scroll.

If this place looks familiar to you, it's because we saw it late last season,
in the Episode 17 flashback to May's experience in Bahrain.

These "Tangier" scenes were shot at the Blue Cloud movie ranch,
at  20000 Blue Cloud Road, in Santa Clarita, CA,
which is off the 28800 block of Bouquet Canyon Road.

Santa Clarita is about 40 miles northwest of downtown L.A.,
and its hills are filled with movie ranches, ranging from tiny
ones to large, historic ranches such as Melody Ranch.

(Here is a Google StreetView of the entrance gates to Blue Cloud Ranch.)


Here are two photos of the sets from the Blue Cloud Ranch website:

In fact, Blue Cloud Ranch is only six miles north of Disney's own giant Golden Oak Ranch,
where "S.H.I.E.L.D." has filmed many of its scenes in the past two years.

(Of course, that's six miles as the crow flies.  If you actually drive the winding
mountain roads between the two ranches, it's at a good 10-mile drive.)

Blue Cloud Ranch offers a number of sets that filmmakers can rent, but these scenes appear
to have been shot on their "Third World Country" sets, a block of mostly-concrete buildings
that can be dressed to look like a number of foreign / Middle Eastern locations.
Some of their other sets are built to resemble the ruins of a combat zone.

Marvel's Agents of SHIELD

The photos on this page are stills from "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."
(which you can buy here) and are copyright ABC/Disney/Marvel.

The rest of the page is copyright Gary J. Wayne - 2016 /