The action series will return in 2018-2019.
May 14, 2018
ABC announced today that Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been picked up for a sixth season. The good news comes as the network is making last-minute decisions on its lineup for the 2018-2019 television season.
The veteran drama has had a solid run on the network overall, reaching the impressive 100-episode milestone earlier this year. The series has been on the bubble come renewal time in recent years, though, as its current ratings are far from what they used to be. However, the series benefits from its international appeal and its ability to tie-in with movie franchises within the Marvel universe.
Look for Season 6 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to premiere in the summer of 2019.
Watching the movies/shows in order made is not the same as watching them in timeline order. For example, the Ant Man and Wasp movie coming soon actually takes place before Infinity War which is out now, the upcoming Captain Marvel movie takes place in the 90s. Kevin was wondering if watching in timeline order was worth it and I don't think its required. Watching them in release order is preferable but in the case of AoS it took me a while to finally force myself to watch it, but then the Plopster was hooked, who knew 'Son of Coul' was such a bad ass?! Anyways, yes watching in release order is probably best. If you want to watch in timeline order, I suggest waiting till the entire story is complete then rewatch in timeline order. Because there is probably more set in the past movies/shows to come.
Since that leaves me waiting for the movies to be released on disc, (I am physically unable to go to movies) I ended up getting WAY behind.
I wasn't sure if it would be worth a major binge session to catch up, but after reading these comments, I'd say it is a definite yes.
@Kevin F and Plop - thanks for the interesting comments
All of that said - I would give up almost any other renewal to see one for TIMELESS announced. Probably a pipe dream though...
So perhaps the 13 episodes is a good thing, rather have a shorter better written season than a bloated poorly written snooze fest which a lot of shows tend to do as a cash grab (looking sat you Walking Dead Specifically).
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