The mission is far from over as Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will live to fight another day. ABC has officially handed down a fifth season renewal for the series, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
After having gained new life with the Hydra reveals in the first season, the first live-action Television series for the Marvel Cinematic Universe seemed to lose it’s way at times for the second and third season with the extreme focuses on Hydra, Grant Ward and Inhumans.
Moving to a new 10 p.m. slot for the 2016/2017 season, the series seemed to find new life as the producers broke the season down into three bite-sized arcs with an overarching storyline. Ghost Rider kicked it off before heading into the LMD robotic duplicates storyline before finishing up with the about to conclude Framework/Aida storyline that saw them enter a virtual alternate reality led by Hydra.
Reportedly the series helped solve the network’s problems in that later time slot and will be looking to cut costs in the fifth season, which could likely lead to the show finding a back to basics style since the producers are on record that the Ghost Rider arc was quite expensive.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will return in fall 2017 alongside the September launching Marvel’s Inhumans series.