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Fans of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. have been waiting quite a while for new footage of what's to come. ABC held off on releasing a full trailer for Season 5, which has made hiatus feel even longer. Season 4 ended on a pretty killer cliffhanger that seemingly shipped Coulson off to outer space, and details about Season 5 indicated that the rest of the team was transported from Earth as well. The trailer has finally hit the web, and it's filled with all kinds of epic action and aliens. Check it out!
We may have had to wait a long time for this trailer footage, but I'd say it was worth the wait. We have aliens racing down corridors. We have Mack and Elena (recently promoted to regular status) making more hilarious quips about how sci-fi movie plots relate to their lives. We have Kree. Basically, the characters emerged from the digital framework only to get stuck in a whole new horrifying location, and this won't be one they can simply unplug from and return to their lives. It should be quite an ordeal for the agents, but I'm guessing it will be awesome for us to watch from home.
ABC and Marvel have kept a pretty tight lid on all things S.H.I.E.L.D.. We did recently learn the names of some new characters and the actors who will bring them to life. Jeff Ward of Channel Zero is on board as a scavenger by the name of Deke who may or may not be a trustworthy ally to the agents stuck in space. Eve Harlow, who fans of Heroes Reborn will likely recognize, will play a woman named Tess, who has somehow managed to hold on tope of a better life despite desperate circumstances in space.
Pruitt Taylor Vince (recently seen in Stranger Things Season 2's most polarizing episode) will play a not-so-great commander by the name of Grill, and Coy Stewart of Devil's Whisper will be an ambitious young man growing up in a rough environment. It should be interesting to see how these new characters work against the ensemble of agents, which is quite close at this point.
Season 5 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will premiere in a new time slot on Friday, December 1 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. Be sure to tune in to find out what is actually up with all those aliens, ships, and action sequences in outer space. It's clear that S.H.I.E.L.D. is going is some very big new directions in at least the first arc of Season 5, and fans probably don't want to miss a moment. For the shows that won't be coming back, take a look at our rundown of all the shows that have been cancelled in 2017.