Saturday Night Live was quick to reference ABC's Agents of SHIELD during the cold open of tonight's show. With Alec Baldwin reprising his role as President Donald Trump, it was but a few moments into the open when Baldwin's character namedropped the ABC show.
Trying to decide which reporters he was going to accept answers from, Baldwin's Trump whittled down the list of networks until he reached ABC — to which the character said he'd answer a question because he likes the MCU-set show.
Though little has been revealed about the latest season of Agents of SHIELD, show lead Clark Gregg hinted he's playing an all-new character after Phil Coulson died during the closing moments of season five.
"What [producers] Jed and Mo Whedon and Jeff Bell came up with, with the other writers, fulfilled all those criteria," said Gregg. "And I’m really excited for people to see what they came up with. It may be a little disturbing, but this is a very different person... There’s a big mystery here. And I think that this person is as surprised as they are, that they seem to recognize his face... I probably wasn’t supposed to say that."
"I know that season six starts out with the S.H.I.E.L.D. team on Earth, grieving, trying to take on on the duties of S.H.I.E.L.D. and dealing with these strange anomalies that have wreaked mass chaos, and they seem to get some images of people from somewhere else who are committing these things," Gregg continued. "The other half of the team is off in space, looking for the frozen Fitz from the future... And suddenly, it becomes clear that one of these people is wearing a very familiar face."
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Agents of SHIELD Season Six hits ABC this May.
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