New York Comic-Con is in full swing and Marvel's television series are coming out swinging with the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. panel that revealed that Season 5 is just around the corner while revealing some footage that sadly, has not shown up online yet. The head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb, hit the stage to hype up the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. fans before being joined by the cast stating, "there's a chance you're going to see stuff that no one has ever seen before." Loeb then went on and introduced the cast, starting with the newest series regular Natalia Cordova-Buckley, quickly followed by Henry Simmons, Elizabeth Henstridge, Iain De Caestecker, Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet, and Clark Gregg.
After a quick recap of the previous 4 seasons of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Jeph Loeb revealed that Season 5 will return on Friday, December 1st with a 2-hour premiere. Loeb also confirmed that this season will take place in space. When we last saw Coulson (Clark Gregg) and the crew, they had just defeated AIDA and were enjoying a nice meal together when some spooks kidnapped them and took them to a space station. The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 5 has been promised as being something "quite different" and taking place in space would certainly be something different.
Ever since the closing moments of last season's finale back in May, fans have been speculating about how Agent Coulson will deal with his new, off-planet predicament. Fan theories sprung up across social media almost immediately, with some fans expecting him to return to Earth almost immediately, while others were hoping for the Marvel Cinematic Universe debut of S.W.O.R.D., aka the Sentient World Observation and Response Department. Now, thanks to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. star Ming-Na Wen, we now know that the Kree will be an intergalactic threat facing the team when the show returns to ABC for its fifth season.
The Kree are scientifically and technologically advanced militaristic alien race from Marvel Comics. They are native to the planet Hala in the Large Magellanic Cloud. The Kree race resembles humans in appearance except for the fact that a portion of the Kree race have blue skin. Due to the difference in gravity and chemical composition of the air between their home world Hala and Earth, Krees have a greater strength on Earth than humans but are not able to breathe the air on Earth without some sort of aid. In the Kree race there is a distinction between the blue-skinned "purebred" Krees. The Krees are usually seen battling the Skrulls, who will be popping up as the villains in the MCU's Captain Marvel.
So, there we have it. Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Season 5 is premiering on December 1st, with a special 2-hour premiere following Marvel's Inhumans, who hold the 9pm time slot on ABC. In addition, the Kree will be heavily involved in the 5th season, but not much else is clear. Hopefully some leaks from the footage shown at the New York Comic-Con will pop up soon. Until then, check out the official announcement from the Agents of SHIELD Twitter account below.