We Finally Have a Premiere Date for ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ S5

NYCC has been a treasure trove for fans this year, as usual. That includes fans of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., who now finally have a date to look forward to for the premiere of the fifth season!

At the show’s Saturday panel, Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb announced that Agents of SHIELD season five will start off with a two-hour event on Friday, December 1. EW also provided those of us who weren’t able to attend the panel a summary of the other news that was shared there. Not only was it confirmed again that the season will happen in space, but we also now know the official logline for it:

Last season, Agent Coulson and the team saved the world with the help of Ghost Rider. In a rare moment of celebration, the team’s night off was interrupted by a mysterious man and an elite squad. The next thing we saw was Coulson onboard a ship … in deep space! Together, they will have to discover where they are and how to get home while the clock ticks out on humanity. These secrets and mysteries are only the beginning for what is sure to be the most surprising and exhilarating S.H.I.E.L.D. adventure yet!

With everything I’ve learned about the upcoming season so far, I just get more excited. That also includes EW’s description of the first twenty minutes of the season 5 premiere, which fans at the panel got to watch. The following is spoilery, so skip the next paragraph if you’d prefer to avoid spoilers.

 

The episode picks up with the team getting kidnapped, although this time it’s from the kidnapper’s perspective. The whole team is taken, minus Fitz (Iain De Caestecker), who wasn’t “on the list.” The agents are sent through a monolith to a space station, where they must immediately deal with some kind of alien monster. Meanwhile, Agent May (Ming-Na Wen) was injured during the journey and finds herself being captured by an unknown masked figure. Intriguing!

Other tidbits: Loeb confirmed that Clark Gregg directed an episode – the sixth, to be precise. Gregg enthused about the experience, calling it “amazing” and also teasing that there are some “amazing fight [sequences] in it.” Chloe Bennet praised her co-star’s directing, saying that his knowledge of the characters really helped him bring out aspects of their performances that another director might not have gotten.

Lastly, you might also enjoy the newly-released blooper reel for season four. Watch the cast’s antics below and laugh along with them.

Agents of SHIELD will air a two-hour premiere on Friday, December 1 starting at 8pm on ABC.