The ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ aren’t going anywhere but back to television for a seventh season after a surprising announcement on Friday…
In a surprising move, ABC announced on Friday that ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ has been picked up for a seventh season already before the sixth season even debuts.
The series from Marvel Television has been a mixed bag of success on ABC with ratings that have gone up and down over the years and it appeared the show was nearing its end after being renewed for a shortened sixth season that will debut in the summer of 2019.
Instead, ABC announced that ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ will come back for another 13-episode seventh season, presumably sometime in 2020.
— Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (@AgentsofSHIELD) November 16, 2018
It must be noted of course that Marvel is owned by Disney and Disney owns ABC but beyond that ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ has been a strong performer internationally and with the upcoming launch of the Disney+ streaming service in late 2019, this is just more content that could land there in the future.
ABC had previously canned two other Marvel series — ‘Agent Carter’ and ‘Inhumans’ — but the company is staying in business with ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ for at least two more seasons.