Just moments after I posted that rumor of the renewal, the official announcement came. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is officially back for a shorter sixth season!
Marvel officially announced the season:
“ABC officially announced today that “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” will return for Season 6, continuing the adventures of your favorite agents.”
And Variety confirmed it is only going to be 13 episodes:
“The sixth season will consist of 13 episodes. In the Marvel series’ fifth season, Coulson discovers that some, but not all, of his SHIELD colleagues were taken with him and placed onboard a mysterious space ship. As they come in contact with some of the vessel’s inhabitants, it becomes abundantly clear that something has gone terribly awry, and the team will need to figure out their role and delve deeper into this nightmarish mystery to try to right what has gone incredibly wrong.”
The shorter season order backs up what I was told back on Friday about the sixth season possibly being shorter. It’s great that we’ll get Coulson and crew back for at least one more outing!