Good news from Tahiti!
ABC has announced a season seven order for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The news comes just six months after the network finally confirmed a shortened sixth season, which will air in the summer of 2019 — after the release of Avengers 4 in theaters. No official word on whether it will be 13 episodes, like season six, or a full twenty-two. Likely it will be a short run to air in the summer of 2020.
Confirmed stars are Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Chloe Bennet as Daisy Johnson, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons, Henry Simmons as Agent Alphonso “Mack” MacKenzie and Natalia Cordova-Buckley as Elena “Yo-Yo” Rodriguez. Jeff Ward (Deke Shaw) was promoted to series regular for s6, but he’s not listed in the cast for s7 — and neither is Clark Gregg.
Gregg will appear as Agent Phil Coulson in the upcoming Captain Marvel, but that’s set in the past before the events of the series and most of the films in the MCU. But if he’s not going to be in season 7 as a regular, could that free Gregg’s schedule enough that he could return to the film series for Phase 4?
Deadline speculates the timing could be related to contract negotiations for the cast, but also cites outgoing ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey, who stated earlier this year, “I feel the season we just had was creatively the strongest yet,” she said back then. “We don’t plan it as a final season. The show has a loyal passionate base. It does incredibly well in delayed viewing.”
ABC also has a new production commitment on a show from Wonder Woman writer Allan Heinberg. All we know about it so far is that it will focus on some of the female Marvel superheroes. This comes on the heels of the news that Loki and Scarlet Witch will each get limited-run series over on Netflix.
On the heels of the news hitting the world, Chloe Bennet took to Instagram to post a first look at Quake’s new outfit:
Season six of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has just started filming.