Agents of SHIELD s7 has started filming - 3 months before s6 airs

Photo credit: ABC
Photo credit: ABC

From Digital Spy

Agents of SHIELD has already started filming for season 7 – even though season 6 hasn't actually premiered yet.

The exciting news was announced by the show's star Ming-Na Wen, who plays agent Melinda May on the series.

She posted the update on her Instagram page.

"Season 7!! My first day back for S7 of @agentsofshield," she wrote.

"Passed my physical (of course!) and tried on some new outfits. Love being back on SHIELD campus. So fun to see the fam. Let’s get this party started!!!"

A few weeks ago, the ABC show released a teaser video for season 6, which officially confirmed that the series will return at some point in May in the US.

From the short clip, we can see that Clark Gregg will reprise his role as Phil Coulson – despite being killed off in the finale of season 5.

Gregg has previously teased that he'll be playing a "mysterious" new role in the upcoming season.

"[It's] very strange," he said at the time. "The Coulson role and persona, though always evolving and always having new parts of him revealed to me by our writers, became a very familiar skin in a way and to kind of change all that and suddenly find myself playing this other very mysterious person, who is not Phil Coulson.

"The mystery of who that person is and why he looks like that is something that they’ve done groundbreaking, wild stuff with, that I’m really lucky to play."

Agents of SHIELD returns for season 6 in May on ABC in the US and hopefully soon after in the UK on E4.

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