Marvel's Agents of SHIELD will host its first-ever Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con this month. The event will include a preview of season six's conclusion and tease what's to come in the TV show's seventh season (which ABC has already ordered).
Agents of SHIELD has been going since 2013 and has managed to outlive several other live-action Marvel Cinematic Universe TV shows by this point, including The Defenders universe on Netflix and ABC's Inhumans. The series began as an extension of the MCU movies, but has drifted further and further apart from the films with each passing season. In doing so, Agents of SHIELD has developed a standalone mythology that includes Inhumans, Ghost Rider, Life Model Decoys, The Framework, Kree Monoliths, and much more. Season six has now introduced a new threat in the form of the Shrike, a race of crystal-like alien parasites that consume planets' resources until they're destroyed, then move on to the next one.
Marvel posted an official announcement to their website today, confirming their SDCC lineup for this year. The schedule includes Agents of SHIELD's first Hall H panel, which will take place on Thursday, July 18 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Cast members Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet, Elizabeth Henstridge, Iain De Caestecker, Henry Simmons, Natalia Cordova-Buckley, and Jeff Ward are all slated to appear at the panel, along with executive producers Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon, Jeff Bell, and Jeph Loeb.
With several movie studios skipping SDCC 2019, the event promises to be a big one for TV shows instead. In fact, Agents of SHIELD is only one of several genre series that are due to hold a panel in the San Diego convention center's biggest auditorium this year. Others announced so far include CBS All Access' upcoming Star Trek: Picard, in addition to Netflix's The Witcher adaptation and HBO's His Dark Materials. HBO will actually go one step further and feature a farewell panel for Game of Thrones in Hall H, on top of their presentations for His Dark Materials, Westworld, and Damon Lindelof's Watchmen (which is set to arrive later this year).
As for Agents of SHIELD: its Hall H panel is a testament to just how far the series has come it premiered nearly six years ago. The show struggled out of the gate, but had vastly improved by the end of its first season, and has only continued to evolve and break new story ground with each season since then. Now, it's finally getting the premiere treatment that it deserves at the biggest annual geek convention of the year.
Agents of SHIELD continues Friday, July 5 with "Collision Course (Par I)" on ABC.