One of the first big Marvel announcements out of San Diego Comic-Con isn’t about something that’s happening, but something that’s ending. As of today’s Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. panel, it’s official. The show will end after next season. This is a bummer. The show has always been the little engine that could of the Marvel Universe and I think it’s gotten better ever since they stopped caring about the events of the MCU. The one thing that does surprise me is that I didn’t realize this was news.

The show was nearly canceled over a year ago, but then ABC announced that it would be coming back for two more, shortened seasons. I guess that didn’t mean it would definitely end after that, but now it does.

Here’s what Marvel’s head of TV, Jeph Loeb had to say during the panel:

“When you know that’s what you’re doing, you can take greater risks, of life and death. Those kinds of decisions suddenly now are real on the table because you’re not playing how do we undo this when we get to the next season. You’re playing that this is going to be the end of the story.”

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