It truly is the end of an era. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the Marvel TV flagship show, is coming to an end. Marvel TV boss Jeph Loeb made the announcement ahead of the shows’ San Diego Comic Con panel on Thursday.
Loeb told Deadline.com. “When you know that’s what you’re doing, you can take greater risks, of life and death. Those kinds of decisions suddenly now are real on the table because you’re not playing how do we undo this when we get to the next season. You’re playing that this is going to be the end of the story.”
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is the only Marvel show that was directly linked to the MCU movies with Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) leading the cast. Agent Coulson died in the MCU and was resurrected using Kree technology to begin the AoS series. The agents have encountered MCU characters throughout their journey, they’ve cleaned up after major MCU battles, and have acknowledged big events that happened in the films.
Loeb and Gregg will join the rest of the cast later today at the show’s first Hall H appearance at SDCC. Fans knew to expect details about the remaining season six episodes, maybe some answers about Gregg’s new character Sarge, and a few tidbits about season seven. Now they can expect some goodbyes. Loeb says this gives the cast and producers an opportunity to celebrate the show. It also gives the cast the opportunity to say thank you to the fans.
Loeb did say that season six will end “delightfully.” Season seven will have thirteen episodes, same as season six. He doesn’t say exactly when season seven will air, just sometime next year.
Ugh…this has been one of my favorite shows since it premiered in 2013. I’ve watched every episode, followed every cast member on Twitter and enjoyed every emotional moment of the series. It’s not over yet. We still have four episodes left of season six and thirteen of season seven to enjoy.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. also stars Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet, Elizabeth Henstridge, Iain De Caestecker, Henry Simmons, Natalia Cordova-Buckley and Jeff Ward. Loeb produces with Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon and Jeff Bell.
Geek Girl Authority will cover the AoS SDCC panel. You can catch Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on Friday nights on ABC.