Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD will end after its seventh season, which is set to air in 2020, reports Deadline. This news comes just ahead of an Agents of SHIELD panel at San Diego Comic-Con scheduled for July 18 at 3:30 PM PT.
The small-screen spin-off from the Marvel Cinematic Universe is currently in its sixth season, airing over the summer. It follows the SHIELD team under the direction of their new leader Mack (Henry Simmons) as they fend off alien threats, after the death of former leader Phil Coulson.
Coulson has died before in the MCU, and a large plot element of the first season was explaining his mysterious return. Since then the series has sometimes riffed on the big plot moves of the MCU, while other times forging its own path. The big twist in Captain America: Winter Soldier revealing that SHIELD had been infiltrated by the evil HYDRA organization had a large impact on the show, but it’s been just as keen to set its own stakes with cameos from characters like Ghost Rider.
This is the latest in a series of Marvel spin-offs that have come to a close recently. Netflix had five shows–Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, and The Punisher–which all interconnected and briefly joined up for a single-season Defenders series. Those cancellations were announced one-by-one, seemingly as Disney prepared to launch new Marvel shows on its own streaming service, Disney+.
We know some of those shows will feature Falcon and Winter Soldier and Loki, along with shows based around its Star Wars properties as well. That service is set to launch on November 12 for $7 per month, but many of its Marvel offerings will come post-launch.
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