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Agents Of SHIELD Season 8: Will It Ever Return? Is There A Spin-off On The Way?

Agents of SHIELD Season 8
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MCU’s superhero series, Agents Of SHIELD has kept the fans invested for seven long seasons since its debut in September 2013. The series released a new installment each year with the seventh season coming out in August 2020. And since the previous installment concluded, fans have been expecting the story to go on for Agents of SHIELD Season 8. However, it has been almost two years as fans eagerly await the show’s revival.

Created for ABC, Agents of SHIELD is based on Marvel comic’s security organization SHIELD. Set in the MCU, the superhero series follows the agents who deal with various unexpected situations, organizations, and enemies like Hydra, alien invasion, Inhumans, gods, Life Model Decoys. The initial seasons had several MCU film and tv crossover episodes, including the detailed story of Hydra from captain America: The Winter Soldier. Agent Phil Coulson is a highly skilled agent who leads the law-enforcement organization. So, will the series return for Agents of SHIELD Season 8? Keep reading ahead to find out!

Agents Of SHIELD Season 8
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Agents of SHIELD Season 8: Will It Happen?

Unfortunately, the show will not return for another installment as per the creators. Producer Jeph Leob explained that the superhero series concluded with the final episode of season 7, “The End.” Initially, they believed that the series would go on for five seasons. However, the response from the dedicated viewers allowed the show to go on for two more seasons. Hence, there is hope that the series could be revived in the future. Moreover, Agents of SHIELD has grossed a respectable rating of 7.5/10 on IMDB and 95% on Rotten Tomatoes. 

Further, Jeph revealed that ABC approached him regarding the possibilities of Agents of SHIELD Season 8. He explained that the source material was extraordinary, but the showrunner did not think that the show should return for another season as the story might feel like it has been stretched out without much context. Loeb felt that the series is wrapped even though several fans think otherwise.

So, the possibility of the show’s return for Agents of SHIELD Season 8 is quite low. Although, the network’s interest in another installment might lead to another season in the future. At the same time, the producers also teased the possibility SHIELD spin-off coming up ahead.

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How Did Agents Of SHIELD End?

The superhero series gave the fans an opportunity to relive the journey of the past seven years through time travel. The agents found themselves fighting a Time War against an alien race called the Chronicoms. The seventh installment revealed the secret history of their base at the Lighthouse, the family history of the Koenigs, who acted as their allies, and other inhuman threats faced by the people.

The agents faced the Chronicoms in the finale, where Coulson, May, Mack, and Daisy infiltrated the Chronicom ship and rescued Kora. Moreover, Mary and Kora combined their abilities to make the aliens more sympathetic towards humanity and stop their alliance. Daisy fought Nathaniel before destroying the Chronicom ship, killing Sybil and him. Eventually, Fitz and Simmons retired, May became a professor, Mack led the agents, while Yo-Yo became their top agent at the end of Agents of SHIELD.

Agents Of SHIELD Season 8
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Agents of SHIELD Season 8: Is There A SHIELD Spin-off On The Cards?

MCU has created three spin-offs based on the SHIELD, including Marvel’s Most Wanted, Agent Of SHIELD: Slingshot, and Ghost Rider. Although producers Jeffrey Bell and Jeph Loeb teased the possibility of another spin-off in the near future. They hinted that Chloe Bennet might feature in the upcoming spin-off if it happens. Moreover, Bell revealed that the possibility of another spin-off series depends on the new guidelines and policies by Disney+. Chloe already shot a few scenes beforehand. She revealed that her character was way darker than her role in Agents of SHIELD.

Further, viewers might also see several appearances from Agent Coulson if a spin-off comes in the picture. Thus, Clark Gregg might be able to reprise his role as Coulson. So, it is highly probable that the fans will not get to see Agents of SHIELD Season 8. However, the characters will continue to appear in future projects by the MCU. Till then, stay tuned for more thrilling new updates only on TechRadar247.com

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