Fans at WonderCon were treated to the official Agents of SHIELD Season 6 premiere date announcement, as well as the first episode of the new season. While our non-spoiler reaction video to the new episode will be up later this week, here is the official press release from ABC about SHIELD’s return:
It was announced from the stage today at WonderCon that “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” will return for its sixth season with a special episode directed by Clark Gregg, FRIDAY, MAY 10 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.
Last season, the team leaped forward in time to a dystopian future they soon realized must be prevented. While facing multiple timelines and new enemies from faraway planets, they found family, friends, teammates and the courage to pull off their biggest challenge yet.
Their next challenge? Coming to grips with the knowledge that bending the laws of space and time may have saved the planet, but it couldn’t save Fitz or Coulson.
“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” stars Clark Gregg as Sarge, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Chloe Bennet as Daisy Johnson, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz,Henry Simmons as Director Alphonso “Mack” MacKenzie, Natalia Cordova-Buckley as Elena “Yo-Yo” Rodriguez and Jeff Ward as Deke Shaw.
“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” was co-created by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen, who also serve as executive producers along with Jeffrey Bell and Jeph Loeb.
“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television.
As you can see from the release above, the new season will return on May 10, 2019 at 8PM on ABC. This will bring the show up to speed with the greater Marvel Cinematic Universe, as Avengers: Endgame will have likely concluded the Infinity Gauntlet Saga as we know it.
The official synopsis of the season mentions the effects of bending space and time, and from what we saw in the new episode, these themes will still be in play during Season 6. Also, Clark Gregg is listed as a series regular, how will the fan-favorite actor return if Coulson is technically gone?
All will be revealed on May 10th. Until then, stay tuned for our non-spoiler episode reaction video.