'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D': Release date, plot, cast and everything you need to know about season 6 of ABC show
At the end of season 5, it sure looked like it was curtains down for 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D' before ABC decided to renew it for a sixth run. In a way, it does feel like a great move since many of us were left in the dark given the way the last season ended. Before we go on to let you know what we know about the developments, here's a bit of a refresher from the last season. Graviton was stopped, but it came at a cost. The centipede serum that could have saved Coulson, who had been dying slowly after his original 'Avengers' injury, was used up as the last resort. And now, Phil Coulson is confirmed dead. Period. Alphonso 'Mack' Mackenzie is now the new director of S.H.I.E.L.D.
The sixth season is set to air on ABC from May 10, 2019.
The trailer reveals that Clark Gregg will return, but not as Phil Coulson. Instead, he will be playing the character of Sarge, who is supposedly a key player in the storyline this year. Fans have already speculated that the new character could be Coulson from a different dimension. In addition, the team may also look at battling evil invaders. The other theory that is currently making the rounds is if the new Coulson is a Skrull, dovetailing with the alien shapeshifters' recent 'Captain Marvel' introduction.
The cast pretty much remains the same with Clark Gregg coming in as Sarge and not Coulson. Chloe Bennett will be back as Daisy aka Quake. Ming-Na Wen, Laen de Caestecker will reprise their roles as Melinda May and Leo Fitz respectively, especially Fitz, who probably needs saving as seen at the end of season 5. Henry Simmons portrays Alphonso 'Mack' Mackenzie and will take on the role as S.H.I.E.L.D director.
The season is produced by ABC Studios, Marvel Television, and Mutant Enemy Productions, with Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, and Jeffrey Bell serving as showrunners.
The trailer opens with Mack replaying an old holographic tape of Coulson, who gives out a bit of a Nick Fury vibe, reminding him of his duties as a director. The following scene shows Mack trying to settle down in the role. The video also has a shot of Fitz in cryosleep and the rumors are that the team will bring him back during the course of the season. There is a new enemy out there and it is only a matter of time before we figure out who it is.
The final twist, which is the case with a majority of the Marvel trailers show Coulson 'revealed to be alive.' This scene set the dice rolling with a new theory being discussed each day on whether it was actually Coulson or a Skrull. Clark Gregg, on his part, has spoken about the return saying that it's a non-Coulson, but definitely an important part of season 6 and 7, which has already been greenlit.
Make sure to watch this space as we'll keep you posted with the latest developments about 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D' season 6.