‘Agents of SHIELD’ To End With Season 7
The news, which has been expected for a while, has now become official. ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘ will end with Season 7 it was announced today.
The series, which was co-created by Joss & Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen, hasn’t exactly been setting the rating alight in the US for a few seasons now, so when it landed an early Season 7 renewal last year, it was a bit of a surprise. Now ABC has opted to make that season a final 13-episode send-off.
In an interview with Deadline, Marvel TV boss Jeph Loeb commented that they assumed Season 5 would be the last (hence the “killing” of Coulson), but ABC called and said they wanted more. So to get Seasons 6 and 7 has been somewhat of a gift. Speaking off the 7th Season, Loeb adds the shackles are somewhat off, so anything could happen. “When you know that’s what you’re doing, you can take greater risks, of life and death,” he mused. “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.”
It’s fair to say, ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ has evolved somewhat over the years. What started out as a show which followed Coulson and his merry band of agents as they handle the day-to-day strange cases without superhero intervention, ended up expanding into something much bigger. They introduced the Inhumans, battled HYDRA, fought L.M.D. (Life Model Decoy) AIDA with the help of Ghost Rider, got stuck in a virtual Framework, and ended up in space… in the future!
In Season 6, the team of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents are scattered across the galaxy and must work hard to find their footing in the wake of losing Coulson. Not that Clark Gregg was out of a job, as he returned as another character, looking very much like Coulson, but with a much different personality (I won’t go into any more detail to avoid spoilers!)
‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Season 6 is currently airing in the UK on E4. The 7th and final season is set to arrive in 2020 on ABC in the US and (hopefully!) on E4 in the UK.
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