Need more Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in your life? Well, now you can watch the first 17 minutes of Season 5 ahead of its two-hour premiere on ABC. No, we're not pulling your leg. In fact, Marvel is encouraging you to watch the video now. The company sent out the link this morning on its Twitter account, and the video has already gained over 50,000 views, with a lot of positivity and excitement in the comments section.
If you recall, Season 4 ended with Ivanov (Zach McGowan) intending to use the Darkhold against the Inhumans before the book was taken through a portal by Ghost Rider (Gabriel Luna), who was introduced last season to much praise. Then the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, expecting to be arrested by the government, get picked up by a mysterious group and Coulson (Clark Gregg) is seen working on a space station.
That's the gist of "World's End," but if you don't follow the show religiously, the new extended clip of the Season 5 premiere, entitled "Orientation (Part 1)," begins with a montage of an ominous-looking bald dude set to "This Must Be the Place" by Talking Heads.
"Baldy" is in charge of whoever absconded with the agents as we see him and his team wheeling a bunch of frozen people out of Rae's diner, one of whom is Coulson. There's also a strange melting monolith and a quiet asteroid field that gives off serious Thanos vibes, even though the TV universe and MCU are currently separate entities. Not out of the ordinary, as we knew the new season would incorporate more cosmic elements of the Marvel Universe.
Coulson, Mack (Henry Simmons), and Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen) are all present, in case you were worried. They wake up in a prison in space and must find a way to return to earth. You can watch the full video below:
Season 5's first episode arrives on December 1. It was written by Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen and directed by Jesse Bochco.