It’s probably a little bit too early to officially say when the Agents of SHIELD season 6 premiere date is going to be, but we do have a little bit of evidence now via Elizabeth Henstridge.
In a new post via Instagram, the actress behind the character of Jemma Simmons made it clear that the latest batch of episodes is likely going to be coming your way in July 2019. That is a good eleven months from the time in which we are writing this and what makes this all the more painful is that by the time this season premieres, it will have been almost 14 months since the end of season 5.
Why the long wait? ABC said at the time in which they made the change last year that they were doing it thinking that this was a way to ensure that the show could be around for many years to come. We understand the logic given that this is a way in which to ensure that there is a lower ratings bar for the series to match.
Beyond just that, though, we think that Agents of SHIELD is probably on hold so that it can be set after the events of the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War follow-up; that way, the writers don’t have to worry about the timeline or some of the aftereffects of what Thanos did. There are still some other issues that Agents of SHIELD will still have to work out, though, with one of the biggest ones being the status of one Phil Coulson, who was seemingly on death’s door at the end of season 5 with no clear way out. While it seems foolish to write off Coulson given that the man has come back from the dead before, sooner or later you are going to get to a situation where it’s a bridge too far.
Remember that ABC has not confirmed this premiere window, and even if it is July 2019 now, it could change down the road.
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