In the midst of shows getting cancelled left, right and centre, one show is still standing strong: Marvel’s Agents Of SHIELD has officially been renewed for Season 6 by US broadcaster ABC.
However, fans can expect a little less than usual, as the new season will only consist of 13 episodes. What could the shorter season mean for the future of Agents Of SHIELD?
The show’s viewing figures have slowly been dropping from an average of about 6 million in Season 1 to between 1 and 3 million in Season 5, so it sadly seems likely that it may finally come to an end in the near future.
However, if the show was cancelled there wouldn’t be a lack of TV programming for Marvel fans, what with Runaways, Inhumans, Netflix’s Marvel series, Legion and the upcoming Cloak & Dagger still in their prime.
Agents Of SHIELD was created by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen, with Jed Whedon, Tancharoen and Jeffrey Bell serving as showrunners. Season 5 stars Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Melinda May, Chloe Bennet as Daisy Johnson/Quake, Iain De Caestecker as Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Jemma Simmons, Henry Simmons as Alphonso ‘Mack’ MacKenzie and Natalia Cordova-Buckley as Elena ‘Yo-Yo’ Rodriguez.
Agents Of SHIELD Season 5 is currently airing on Sundays on E4. Get all the latest superhero news with every issue of SciFiNow.