Marvel’s Hit Series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Will End After Seventh Season
Variety confirmed that the Marvel series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will conclude after a seventh and final season on ABC. The show’s official Twitter account wrote, “Next summer’s Season 7 will be the last of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Thanks to our fans for allowing us to be the longest-running Marvel series to-date.”
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Now
Currently, the show is on its sixth season on its usual network, ABC. It is set to hold a panel at this weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. stars Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, Henry Simmons, Natalia Cordova-Buckley, and Jeff Ward.
Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, and Maurissa Tancharoen all served as co-creators of the show. They also served as executive producers along with Jeffrey Bell, Jeph Loeb, and Jim Chory. ABC Studios and Marvel Television produce the show.
How the Disney Streaming Service Affects It
Speculation swirled around new Marvel shows coming to ABC since Disney announced its plans to launch its own streaming service, Disney Plus. ABC had aired other Marvel shows like Agent Carter and The Inhumans, but both have been cancelled. Personally, I think Agent Carter, especially, deserved more seasons.
Disney Plus will host a few shows, but Marvel Studios, the movie powerhouse, will produce them instead of Marvel Television. They will build around characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, like Loki and Scarlet Witch. I don’t know about other fans, but I’m a bit over these characters unless they plan to bring a lot of new plotlines to the table.
Marvel Television Continues Production
Even though all six Marvel-Netflix shows were cancelled, Marvel Television is still planning content. Four new animated series are in the works, as well as two live-action series which will air on Hulu. Hulu also currently airs the Marvel series Runaways.