NYCC: Agents of SHIELD Season 5 Announces Premiere Date
Agents of SHIELD is coming back for Season 5, the “little engine that could.”
Agents of SHIELD had their NYCC panel this weekend, and the show that almost got canceled now has a premiere date for their upcoming Season 5. For those who were hoping they would arrive directly after The Inhumans, no, there will be at least a little bit of a breather. But not much.
The Agents of SHIELD Season 5 two hour premiere (episodes 1+2) will air Friday, December 1st, at 8pm. We’re still not totally clear on how many episodes there will be this season, or if there will be any sort of mid-season break other than the Xmas-New Years pause.
But the first twenty minutes were screened at the panel, and, besides the great use of a Talking Heads track, I believe I can some it up with the response by one character to the news they are in space:
“Of course we are, it’s the one thing we haven’t done yet.”
As for what exactly is going on in space, or how our cast got there, at least one of those questions is answered in that 20 minute clip, but I can’t tell you which one. Also, “is Coulson up there alone?” I can only say, is Coulson ever really alone? What I can tell you is that we do see who sent them there, though we don’t exactly know who they are, or why they’re doing it. Are they following orders?
With the reveal during the earlier press scrum that the Kree will be appearing this season, could they possibly be involved? There are hints that the answer might be yes.
But the problem I see is that these questions, though interesting aren’t the right questions to be asking. Where are they? Space, outer. How’d they get there? Well, how have our characters gotten to space previously?
But the real question we’re not asking isn’t where are they. It’s….when are they?
Hopefully we’ll find out soon. Agents of SHIELD is coming back to our TVs for what is probably the final improbable season, on ABC on December 1st, 2017 at 8pm.