“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” Marvel’s flagship TV show set inside the Marvel Cinematic Universe, will end its run after its seventh season next summer, the network confirmed.
The Marvel TV series is currently in the middle of sixth season. The news comes ahead of the show’s Hall H Comic-Con panel on Friday afternoon.
“It will be bittersweet saying goodbye to Marvel Television’s flagship series,” said Jeph Loeb, executive producer and Marvel’s head of Television. “Our success is a true testament to the extraordinary fans and we remain forever indebted to them for their endless support. We want to end on a very high note and complete the incredible saga after seven amazing seasons and 136 hours of quality television.”
“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” debuted in 2013 and starred Clark Gregg reprising his role as Phil Coulson from the first batch of MCU films and seemingly met his demise in “The Avengers.” The character finally was killed off at the end of Season 5 of “S.H.I.E.L.D.” Gregg returned to play a new character, Sarge, in Season six.
“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” was supposed to herald a small-screen expansion of the MCU, even including appearances from Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury, Cobie Smolders Maria Hill and Jaime Alexander’s Lady Sif. It was followed by “Agent Carter” in 2015, which starred Hayley Atwell reprising her role as Peggy Carter from “Captain America: The First Avenger,” which was canceled after only two seasons.
The MCU connections became less and less pronounced for “S.H.E.I.L.D.” in the later years. The current season doesn’t include any tie-ins to with “Avengers: Endgame.”
Along with Gregg, the series stars Chloe Bennet, Ming-Na Wen, Elizabeth Henstridge, Iain De Caestecker, Henry Simmons, Jeff Ward and Natalie Cordova-Buckley. Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen and Jeffrey Bell are the showrunners.