After being left some what nebulous to it’s return, previously aiming for early 2018 before moving to late 2017, season five of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. now has a home. During the series New York Comic Panel, and on their Twitter, it was announced that the series will debut on December 1 at 9 p.m. ET with a two hour premiere.
The veteran Marvel TV series was postponed from starting earlier in the fall season so that Marvel’s Inhumans eight episode first season could air. That season ends right before the S.H.I.E.L.D. debut.
At the end of season four Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) and his team defeated the Life Model Decoy Aida and escaped from the Hydra controlled virtual world many of them had been trapped within. Their celebration meal was cut short as a mysterious group of suited individuals took them, with Coulson seemingly waking up much later in some facility in space.
Many fans are anticipating the trip to space will introduce S.H.I.E.L.D.’s sibling organization S.W.O.R.D., introduced in 2004 by Joss Whedon in Astonishing X-Men, which is a group that polices space and protects the world from alien threats.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. stars Gregg, Choloe Bennet, Ming-Na Wen, Ian De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, Henry Simmons and Natalia Cordova-Buckley who was promoted to series regular for the new season.