After weeks of speculation, ABC has officially renewed Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for a fifth season.
The news was revealed by co-showrunner Maurissa Tancharoen via Twitter on Thursday evening, in a tweet simply reading “Season Five. Go team. #AgentsofSHIELD.” Tancharoen’s tweet has since been deleted, but CBR has confirmed with ABC that the show is indeed renewed for season five.
Season Five. Go team. #AgentsofSHIELD
— Maurissa Tancharoen (@MoTancharoen) May 11, 2017
While a fifth season was never a certainty for the series, which has continued to see a decline in viewership over the years, co-showrunner Jed Whedon recently revealed that he was “hopeful” that they’d live to see another season. And now, ahead of ABC’s upfronts presentation on Tuesday, the network has finally confirmed they’ve ordered another season of the comic book series.
Over the course of its fourth season, S.H.I.E.L.D. has typically pulled in around two million live viewers, but has continued to be a strong earner in the Live + 7 ratings, usually seeing ratings rise to over four million viewers. The long-running series will join newcomer, Marvel’s Inhumans, which is set to premiere on ABC this September (following a short-term run of the two-hour pilot at IMAX theaters) and tells the story of Marvel’s Royal Family of Inhumans.
Airing Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. stars Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Chloe Bennet as Daisy “Quake” Johnson, Ming-Na Wen as Melinda May, Iain De Caestecker as Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Jemma Simmons, and Henry Simmons as Alphonso “Mack” Mackenzie. The season four finale of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will air on May 16th and will see the return of fan-favorite Robbie Reyes, played by Gabriel Luna.