As spoiled as we are these days with so many Marvel live-action series, it’s hard to imagine a time when there weren’t any at all. Now we have a wide array of Marvel shows, spanning different networks and streaming services, telling self-contained stories or sharing universes with each other and the MCU as a whole. But it could be said they all owe a debt to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. the one that started it all way back in 2013, when it launched on ABC. The first and longest running Marvel TV series has been getting better and better with each season, and bsed on what we’ve seen and heard about the long-awaited Season 6, the momentum hasn’t been broken yet.
Fans got a sneak peek of the premiere episode, “Missing Pieces,” at WonderCon last weekend, followed by a Q&A with the cast and producers. The episode picks up a year after the events of the Season 5 finale, which ended with the one-two gut punch of the death of Leo Fitz and impending death of Phil Coulson. In true S.H.I.E.L.D. style it answers some questions left hanging, and then poses even more. Since the sixth season was still unconfirmed as the writers were approaching the end of Season 5, they treated it as a potential series finale. And then they not only got that sixth season pickup, but a seventh as well. So now the characters will have to deal with the fallout of those events, while also facing some new enemies, including one with a very familiar face.
Collider had a chance to talk with the cast and producers after the panel, and got a preview of some of the excitement to come. Here are 10 things you should know about Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s upcoming sixth season, premiering May 10th on ABC.