Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will return to ABC for its seventh and final season premiere on May 27th, 2020. This article includes spoilers for the first six seasons of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Jeph Loeb broke the news that the show’s seventh season would be its last during SDCC 2019. Later that day, the cast and crew got the chance to reflect on the show’s journey during a nostalgic “This is Your Life”-style panel.
The final season will feature the return of the stellar ensemble cast, including Chloe Bennet as Daisy “Quake” Johnson, Clark Gregg as a Life-Model Decoy of the late Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Melinda “The Cavalry” May, Elizabeth Henstridge as Jemma Simmons, Iain De Caestecker as Leopold Fitz, Henry Simmons as Alphonso “Mack” MacKenzie, Natalia Cordova-Buckley as Elena “Yo-Yo” Rodriguez, and Jeff Ward as Deke Shaw.
The series premiered in September 2013, and picked up a storyline from 2012’s The Avengers: in spite of Agent Coulson’s apparent death during the events of the movie, he continues to be alive and working for S.H.I.E.L.D.
Although the show became increasingly independent of the big screen Marvel adventures as it went on, it continued to occasionally intersect with the MCU movies, especially in the season one episode “Turn, Turn, Turn” (which took place during the events of 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier). However, the events of the most recent season suggest the S.H.I.E.L.D. team has moved to a different timeline than the one seen in 2019’s Avengers: Endgame.
At the conclusion of the sixth season, the S.H.I.E.L.D. team has traveled back in time, arriving in New York City during the construction of the Empire State Building, which, according to history, places the scene sometime between March 1930 and May 1931. Whether or not the S.H.I.E.L.D. team will be anywhen near that time when the seventh season begins is, at this point, anyone’s guess – however, news that a certain Agent Carter character guest stars in this season suggest the team may be visiting the 1940s.