Since our breaking news on season six of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Hollywood Reporter has come out with the news that the show will air its 13 episode season during the summer of 2019.
S.H.E.I.L.D. Season Six
Perhaps the reason for the delay is the upcoming Infinity War: Part 2 film, which may have major repercussions for the Agents. Whether this year’s Infinity War will affect them in any way remains to be seen.
According to an article on The Hollywood Reporter‘s website, the hiatus between seasons five and six is sizable. While the day and time are still unknown, the mini-season does not return until Summer 2019. The finale to season five airs this Friday, May 18th, at 9PM.
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The show is the only Marvel property to survive more than two seasons on basic cable. Both Agent Carter and Ihumans were cut short, however Netflix originals including Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and Daredevil have fared much better. S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s future has been rocky for several seasons, but showrunners Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen “…negotiated a reduced licensing fee that helped secure a fifth-season pickup.” They are likely behind the greenlit sixth season, as well.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. currently airs Friday nights at 9/8C.