Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Blindspot to Skip Comic-Con This Summer

The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. are sitting out San Diego Comic-Con for the first time in five years.

The Marvel-based ABC series, heading into its fifth season, will not present a panel at this year’s pop-culture extravaganza (taking place July 20-23), executive producer Maurissa Tancharoen revealed on Twitter.

According to Tancharoen, the show — which doesn’t return until midseason, at some point after Marvel’s Inhumans wraps its eight-episode freshman run (airing Fridays at 9/8c) — will be at New York Comic-Con this October.

Update: Similarly, sources tell TVLine that NBC’s Blindspot — which is currently filming its Season 3 premiere in Venice, Italy (photo at right tweeted by @JaimieAlexander) — will skip San Diego Comic-Con for the first time since launching in 2015. Blindspot, however, will be at New York Comic-Con this fall.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. star Clark Gregg also lamented the ABC series’ absence from SDCC in a series of humorous but genuine tweets:

Even without S.H.I.E.L.D., there will be no shortage of Marvel panels at the con this year: Marvel’s Inhumans (premiering this fall on ABC) and the FX drama Legion will stage panels on Thursday, while Fox newcomer The Gifted and Netflix’s team-up series The Defenders are scheduled for Friday.