With the conclusion of the Inhumans series last night, Marvel Studio has released on-line a tease for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 5. Considering the badly received Inhumans series, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D can’t return soon enough. To think that ABC execs were mulling over cancelling what I deem is the better superhero series among the primetime networks offering despite the lower rating, Marvel Studio and Walt Disney needed AOS as the their anchor to connect the viewers with the larger Marvel cinematic universe.
So what’s install for season 5? After dealing with Ghostrider on the first half of the season 4 and the LMD/AIDA that almost wipe out the entire SHIELD team on the second half no thanks to Dr. Radcliffe, the end scene saw Phil Coulson waking up to see he was looking out the window in space. So is S.H.I.E.L.D being recruited by S.W.O.R.D the paranormal defense agency lead by Captain Marvel? Season 5 will have Natalia Codova-Buckley’s Elena Yo-Yo Rodriguez bump up as regular cast. Nick Blood’s Lance Hunter will return. No word if his partner and companion character Bobbi Morse( Adrienne Palicki) will join him. Both actors were cast in Marvel’s Most Wanted a spin-off that never took off after season 3. Adrienne Palicki is currently in Seth McFarlane new sci-fi dramedy, The Orville. Some new characters added in season 5 on Agents of SHIELD includes:
Deke(Jeff Ward -Channel Zero) character is describe as the ultimate survivor and roguish scavenger the guy who can get people what they need with a price. With his sharp mind and quick wit, he is both a real asset in a tight spot and a hard man to trust.
Tess(Eve Hallow- Rogue). Tess is resourceful, striving to be self-sufficient in a desperate circumstances, but she has hung onto her hopes for a better future for herself and for those who are closest to her. She is the living proof that even in the toughest of times, good people are still fighting for each other.
Flint(Coy Stewart-WTH: Welcome To Howler). Flint is a young man who is force to grown up fast in a tough environment but hasn’t lost his desire to make something of himself. When he crosses paths with our SHIELD team, he just may get the chance to prove that he’s capable of big things.
Grill(Pruitt Taylor Vince- Stranger Things, Heroes Reborn). Grill is a gruff taskmaster, lording over those under his command with an unforgiving temperament. He has no illusions about the world he lives in and this makes him a man not easily fooled, or crossed.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D stars Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Chloe Bennet as Daisy Johnson/Quake, Iain Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons, Henry Simmons as Agent Alfonso “Mack” Mackenzie,Natalia Codova-Buckley as Elena Yo-Yo Rodriguez. The series is created by husband and wife team of Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen(Doll House) and Joss Whedon(Toy Story, The Avengers, Age of Ultron, Buffy The Vampire Slayer).
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D season 5 returns with a special two-hour premiere December 1st, Friday 8-10 pm EST on ABC network. Check out new season promo below.