'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Ending With Season 7

Meredith Jacobs
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S.H.I.E.L.D. can only try to protect the world for so long.

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 7 will be the final one and air next summer, ABC announced Thursday. The series had been renewed for Season 7 in November, and Season 6 is currently airing.

"Going into Season 7, when you know you only have 13 more stories, you really do get a chance to see what that writers' room is going to do when they can do anything," Marvel TV boss Jeph Loeb told Deadline, adding they're ending the series on their own terms. Expect those last episodes to "tie up any threads that are there."

The announcement comes ahead of the series' panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. PT in Hall H in the convention center. Series stars Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet, Elizabeth Henstridge, Iain De Caestecker, Henry Simmons, Natalia Cordova-Buckley, and Jeff Ward will be joined by Loeb and executive producers Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon.

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The panel will also feature stars from 'Superstore,' 'Legends of Tomorrow,' 'The Good Place,' and more. Leave your questions for them here!

According to Loeb, doing it this way allows for them to "have a celebration" and "say to the fans, let's take a journey."

"Agent Coulson is one of the most beloved cinematic heroes of our time, and we're so glad to have spent seven seasons with him and the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents as they saved the world from countless unimaginable big bads," ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke said in a statement. "I am so impressed with the eternally fresh, heart-pounding, and emotional stories the writers and creative team at Marvel Television brought to life that led S.H.I.E.L.D. to be the longest-running Marvel series to date."

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Fridays, 8/7c, ABC