Some breaking bittersweet news. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is finally ending with the show’s upcoming seventh season. This announcement just comes a few houws before the show’s first-ever Hall H panel today in San Diego Comic-Con. Deadline spoke with Marvel TV exec Jeph Loeb who spilled the deets on such a decision.

Well, the bitter side is nobody ever wants anything to end, but it’s going to be amazing, and here’s the best news: Season 6 isn’t over, and you’ve seen none of Season 7. That’s the celebration, there’s still more. It’s not as though we’re going to walk off the stage and say goodbye, you’re never going to see another one of these new stories again. You have to see how this ends, you have to.

Loeb also revealed that Season 5 was also supposed to be the show’s ending and that the production wasn’t anticipating a renewal. Season 5 as we all know, is probably one of the best, if not the best, seasons Marvel TV has ever done.

How many shows do you know that just suddenly ended, and you feel like, but wait a minute, there was more. Yes, in the chronology of this is we thought Season 5 was the end. If you go back and you look at the end of that season, it is written that way. Actually, the last episode of that season is called “The End.” Honestly, we thought we were turning out the lights and going home when we got a call from ABC that said, the material is so strong, do you think you have another season, do you think you have another 13 because we sort of like this idea of doing it again.

As always, Loeb was mum on what plans they have in store for the final season of Marvel TV’s flagship show, saying:

I don’t think we want to get into specifics, yet, I just know that it’s coming. When Season 7 comes, and that’s the other thing, all I can say is that seven is sometime next year, and we’ll see what ABC does with scheduling. But. we’re pretty close to done, and so that’s the other reason for Hall H is that this is a chance for our actors to really say thank you to the fans.

Source: Deadline