Everything is right on schedule for the fifth season of Marvel's Agents of SHIELD, which is rumored to premiere early in 2018.
While an official word of the production’s start has yet to be given, a recent tweet from makeup artist Wendi Lynn Avignone indicates that filming is imminent on the TV series.
The show will see a slight delay to make room for Marvel's The Inhumans, premiering this fall in IMAX theaters before heading to ABC, but that might work to the SHIELD agents' benefit in the long run.
Recent seasons of Agents of SHIELD suffered long gaps between episodes, causing the series to take a three-pronged approach to Season 4 that broke it up into three distinct ‘pods.’ Before, the show would simply use the mid-season break to give each half a thematic storyline.
But when Agents of SHIELD returns in 2018, it might have the benefit of a long, uninterrupted run.
There’s no word on what storylines the series might tackle when it returns, but the last season ended with a couple of predicaments plaguing the team. After escaping the alternate reality established within the Framework, the team was taken captive by a mysterious group. And then there’s Phil Coulson, putting in work on a space station overlooking the earth.
Who knows what direction Agents of SHIELD will take when it returns, but we’re just excited to see the production finally get the ball rolling.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns with a vengeance for the fourth exciting season in an all new time period, Tuesday at 10:00 p.m. ET. In the aftermath of their journey to another planet, Director Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) and the rest of the team were driven more than ever to put an end to the Hydra organization. Little did they know that they were up against the deadliest threat they’ve ever faced – an extremely powerful Inhuman, Hive, who was transported back from Maveth in the body of their worst enemy, Grant Ward. The team was able to thwart and kill Hive and take down Hydra, but they are all still mourning the death of fellow agent and Inhuman, Lincoln Campbell.
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