With Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD kicking off production on season 6 recently, one of its stars has hinted at an eventual release date.

According to We Got This Covered, actress Elizabeth Henstridge responded to a fan’s comment on one of her Instagram photos – letting slip the month in which SHIELD will finally return next year.

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Henstridge, who portrays Agent Jemma Simmons on the superhero show, appeared to confirm that season 6 will premiere in July 2019. The latest instalment will also feature 13 episodes as opposed to the standardised 22.

This echoes what the team over at HBO are doing with Game of Thrones’ upcoming eighth and final season, which has been reduced to an episodic six-partner.

Channing Dungey, the head over at ABC, has stated the decision to place SHIELD‘s sixth season into the summer months was initially in the hope of earning a renewal (via Comic Book).

“We’ll see [if it’s the end],” she explained. “I feel like last season was our strongest creative season ever and the fanbase remains very loyal — and we do very well in delayed viewing. It’s my hope that by moving it to summer, where our live-same-day ratings are less important and it might be able to continue for longer.”

Meanwhile, the next series’ first episode ‘Missing Pieces’ is being directed by Phil Coulson actor Clark Gregg. As for his on-screen character, we’re not sure whether he’ll be showing up just yet.

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