Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season five will arrive sooner than expected

Agents of SHIELD

After coming in hot with a very well received fourth season that brought a lot of eyes and interest back, a lot of fans were no doubt upset to hear reports earlier this summer that ABC planned to hold the fifth season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. back into 2018 in favor of airing the new Marvel’s Inhumans series.

Turns out fans won’t have to wait that long anymore.

ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey announced during the network’s panel at the Television Critics Association press tour that the veteran series will debut right after Inhumans finishes it’s first season this fall, according to Entertainment Weekly. 

“It’s going to come on right after Inhumans,” Dungey said . “As soon as the eight episodes of Inhumans is done, then S.H.I.E.L.D. will begin.”

This is likely to be well received news to many that are waiting to see the answers to season four’s cliffhanger and if the new season will continue the format and/or momentum that season four managed to create with it’s smaller contained but still connected story arcs.

While the show still won’t debut till sometime in November, it’s being pushed back by Inhumans does come with one perk. The 22-episode fifth season of the series will air mostly uninterrupted, meaning now large almost a month or longer breaks like there were in the previous season.

Marvel’s Inhumans airs it’s first two episodes in IMAX starting September 1, before moving to air it’s full season on ABC starting on September 29. There is no firm date given for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s return yet.

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