There’s hope Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD might continue after its next season. After a season 5 finale that left some fan favorite characters dead or missing, the thought that the show might not get renewed left fans sad. ABC took pity on the show’s many fans and decided to renew the short for a sixth season, but with just half the usual episodes.

With a loyal audience and a nearly unlimited Marvel universe to play in, Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD has been one of ABC’s most interesting television shows. A renewal for more shows in 2019 was not a guarantee, but we no know the first episode will return in July of 2019.

These additional episodes are largely to give a bit of closure to some of the storylines that have developed and been left hanging. The shift to a summer schedule could give the show even more life after that.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the President of ABC Entertainment Channing Dungey revealed Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD could continue after the mini-season currently slated for summer 2019.

Agents of SHIELD “might be able to continue for longer” in its new summer 2019 time slot said Dungey. “It’s my hope that by moving it to summer, where our live-same-day ratings are less important, it might be able to continue for longer.”

Production for season 6 is already underway with Clark Gregg directing the premiere episode, titled “Missing Pieces.” Which we can hope reunites some of the missing pieces from the Agents of SHIELD team.

What do you think about the move to a summer season for Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD? Would you like to see the show continue, even if it meant big changes to the cast?