After seven long seasons, Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD is finally coming to a close this summer, with a season premiere slated for May 27. And that premiere will see our heroes somewhere very unusual: The 1930s.
At the end of Season 6, the agents realized that to save the world they’d have to travel back in time to the early 20th century in order to foil the plans of some time-traveling space robots. So if you were curious about the impact of Thanos’ Snap on the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s oldest and longest-running tie-in TV show, don’t hold your breath. They’ve got to get back from 1931 first.
Kicking off in 2013, Agents of SHIELD has always struggled to live up to the mandate of sharing a universe with its much bigger cousins, the feature films in the MCU. Slowly, as the show got weirder, it also got further and further from direct contact with the films. And with Marvel Entertainment shuttering its Netflix series and pivoting its TV releases to Disney Plus, it seems like SHIELD is planning to go out as outrageously as possible.