While the amount of time left until the summer 2019 arrival of Agents of SHIELD Season 6 might make fans feel like entering a Fitz-like state of frozen hibernation to skip to the premiere, the series has released a much-needed morsel in the form of a preview pic. Arriving via TVLine, the Season 6 image shows longtime team member Alphonso “Mack” Mackenzie embracing the role that he took on at the end of Seas
on 5, replacing the ailing Coulson as the new director of SHIELD.
As Henry Simmons, who has played Mack on the series since the 2014 launch of Season 2, explains to the outlet of his character’s Season 6 arc:
“Personally, I love the challenge of being the director of S.H.I.E.L.D., Mack has worked side-by-side with the people he now leads, and that works to his advantage — he’s one of them.” Adding, “But the one thing that can hinder Mack’s ability to lead is his reluctance to put the people he loves in the line of danger. As a result, this may lead to Mack’s toughest decision as director. What sacrifices will be made?”
It will certainly be interesting to see the state of SHIELD in Season 6, since, as the picture implies, the organization appears to be on the way back to restoring its fully-staffed high-tech glory after the events of 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier forced the team to operate in a more spartan existence from the underground.