The beloved Marvel series, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., will be be back for a fifth season for the 2017-2018 TV Season as Mark Kolpack, Visual Effects Supervisor on the show, tweeted out the official word today.
#AgentsofSHIELD is officially picked up for SEASON 5, Agents!!!!
Everyone take a deep breath and a huge cheer.
— Mark Kolpack (@MarkKolpack) May 11, 2017
Back at the TCA Winter Press Tour, ABC President Channing Dungey spoke about the potential for a fifth season of the Marvel series and feeling “very bullish” about it.
“Absolutely. I’m very bullish on S.H.I.E.L.D. and we’re also really excited about our production with Marvel, ABC Studios, and IMAX, which we are working on for next fall as well.”
S.H.I.E.L.D.’s renewal means that the show will still be part of ABC’s Marvel TV line-up for the 2017-2018 TV Season with the upcoming series, The Inhumans, which is set to premiere on Tuesday, September 26. Currently the comic book TV line-up for the next season of broadcast TV consists of The CW’s Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legend of Tomorrow, Riverdale and Black Lightning. In addition to that, FX’s X-Men series Legion will be back for a new season while FOX’s upcoming The Gifted will debut this fall.
“On the heels of their encounter with Ghost Rider and battling the Watchdogs to their highest ranks, the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. find themselves in their most mind-bending mission yet. The heroes have been plugged into a virtual reality known as “The Framework,” created by Dr. Radcliffe and Fitz. They awake to find themselves in an unrecognizable world – a world in which Hydra reigns supreme. What will become of the team as they make their way through this strange new landscape? What friends and foes will they face? And ultimately, will they ever escape and return to their real lives?”
Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Agents of Hydra airs on Tuesday nights at 10/9c on ABC. Make sure to check back at Heroic Hollywood after every single episode of Season 4 for our weekly reviews.
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