When Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s fifth season wrapped production last year, not even the series’ producers knew if the show would be coming back. As a precaution, the season finale tied up the loose ends in case the series was canceled. Now that the show has two more seasons, we can’t help but wonder how the last episode’s game-changing events will affect the show going forward. At the Captain Marvel premiere, SYFY Wire caught up with several AoS cast members and asked about what we can expect when the show returns this summer.
“Season 6 is very different than what we’ve done before,” said Elizabeth Henstridge, a.k.a. Jemma Simmons. “It’s very comedic in places. Every character gets a good chunk of the action. I can say that Daisy and Simmons have some really fun, cool stuff together. For me and [co-star Chloe Bennet] it has been so fun because we got to hang out together all day, which was fun.”
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The biggest difference this season is that Henry Simmons’ Mack is running S.H.I.E.L.D. after Clark Gregg’s Phil Coulson seemingly met his (second) demise at the end of last season. However, Gregg in fact will make appearances in the new episodes as a new character. Unfortunately, Simmons isn’t giving away any new details.
“The only thing I can say is, I’m directing,” said Simmons. “I think a few people know that. I’m directing S.H.I.E.L.D. now. Besides that I can’t say too much.”
As if Coulson’s “return” wasn’t challenging enough, Mac’s new role will put a strain on his personal life. Specifically, his romantic relationship with Natalia Cordova-Buckley’s Elena “Yo-Yo” Rodriguez will be tested. “It’s going to get rough between Yo-Yo and Mack,” offered Cordova-Buckley.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 6 premieres in May on ABC. You can share your thoughts on the actors’ remarks in the comment section below!