Last week, Marvel’s last remaining ABC series, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., came to an end after seven years in an action-packed yet heartwarming two-part series finale. Though the final episodes were filmed last summer, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. debuted its last season on ABC this May, making it one of the rare shows to air new episodes recently due to production delays caused by the coronavirus.
To honor the show’s legacy and celebrate the characters who fans have followed along with since 2013, Marvel released a clip from the show’s final table read. Check that out here:
Though the traditional press tour wasn’t feasible at this time, many of the stars shared their memories of the show on social media and gave individual interviews. Clark Gregg provided a feast of behind the scenes shots on his Instagram account, including one with Stan The Man from his cameo on the show back in 2014.
Gregg, who has played Agent Coulson since Iron Man back in 2008, spoke to Variety about his time on the show. While most Marvel shows have been cancelled within the last year or so due to Disney’s strategy to bring all future series onto the Disney+ platform and connect them more firmly with the MCU, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ran largely in a world where the division between Marvel TV and Marvel Studios meant the series could explore different things. (Even though it existed in the MCU canon.) Gregg commented upon this to Variety, saying that the showrunners “had to really scour parts of the Marvel universe that weren’t tied up with the incredibly elaborate plans of the cinematic [universe]. They ended up using all kinds of things: inhumans, time travel, Ghost Rider, all these things that nobody is using, and many times to great effect.”
We sure think so, and we’re sad to see the series go. But we’re certainly looking forward to what the future holds for the MCU — movies, TV shows, and all!