Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. will come to its conclusion with its seventh season next year.
The show's official Twitter account announced as much on Thursday afternoon, thanking fans for making it the longest-running Marvel show on TV ever. The announcement tweet can be seen below.
Next summer’s Season 7 will be the last for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Thanks to our fans for allowing us to be the longest-running Marvel TV series to-date. ❤ https://t.co/1PdHDDKXll— Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (@AgentsofSHIELD) July 18, 2019
"Next summer’s Season 7 will be the last for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Thanks to our fans for allowing us to be the longest-running Marvel TV series to-date," the tweet reads.
The series is currently in its sixth season and airs on ABC. There will be a panel at San Diego Comic-Con in Hall H later on Thursday where the decision to end the show will probably be expounded upon.
In the meantime, however, Marvel Television Executive Vice President Jeph Loeb has shared a bit of insight. He discussed the stakes of the decision to end the show.
“When you know that’s what you’re doing, you can take greater risks, of life and death,” he told Deadline. “Those kinds of decisions suddenly now are real on the table because you’re not playing how do we undo this when we get to the next season. You’re playing that this is going to be the end of the story.”
The show, starring Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, Henry Simmons, Natalia Cordova-Buckley, and Jeff Ward, debuted in September of 2013. The show has seen a lot of success and looked to be over at the end of season 5.
Since then, it appeared that Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. might be here to stay, given all of the changes going on at Marvel TV and Disney's expansion plans regarding their upcoming streaming service. However, Loeb says there's still a lot more to come from the show as season 6 is still ongoing and there's a whole season left to air after that.
"Well, the bitter side is nobody ever wants anything to end, but it’s going to be amazing, and here’s the best news: Season 6 isn’t over, and you’ve seen none of Season 7," he declared. "That’s the celebration, there’s still more. It’s not as though we’re going to walk off the stage and say goodbye, you’re never going to see another one of these new stories again. You have to see how this ends, you have to."
While it will likely be sad for some to see the show come to end, others may be expecting an explanation given the intention to end the show a couple seasons earlier. Hopefully, some light will be shone on the judgment come its panel at San Diego Comic-Con.