The seventh and last season of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD finally has a release date.
ABC announced on Tuesday that the Marvel Cinematic Universe television series will return for its 13-episode final season on Wednesday, May 27th. The premiere date reveal comes with a short clip from the upcoming season, showing a newly activated Life-Model Decoy of Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) casually greeting Quake (Chloe Bennet), Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge), and Alphonso “Mack” Mackenzie (Henry Simmons).
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In the final season, Coulson and the Agents of SHIELD are thrust backward in time and find themselves stranded in 1931 New York City. With the all-new Zephyr set to time-jump at any moment, the team will have to figure out a way to make it back to their home era without breaking the time stream in the process.
In the first-look video at Season 7, which was released at the D23 Expo 2019 last August, three police officers in 1931 New York City are taken by surprise when three not-so-friendly Chronicoms appear before them. The intense encounter between the two groups results in the death of the two officers. And when the third surviving officer asks what the alien group wants, the leader reveals that they’re actually after their faces.
Whatever the deal is with these face-snatching extraterrestrials, Bennet revealed in an interview with Digital Spy last October that they aren’t the only foes the heroes are going to face in the final season, as the agents will also be coming up against their oldest foe, Hydra.
In the same interview, Bennet said that Season 7 and Season 4 are her “favorite” seasons of the series, adding that long-time fans are definitely in for a treat. “It’s a really big pay-up and it’s really, really fun,” she said of the final season. “When you’ve done six seasons and that many hours of TV, it’s pretty hard on the writers to think what else do we do, and they killed it. Season 7 is a really, really fun one.”