Way before Disney+ existed a little TV show called Agents of SHIELD forged its own path in the Marvel universe. The show first aired in 2013, a time when the presence of SHIELD in the MCU was really picking up after the events of The Avengers. Clark Gregg was the star of the series as Agent Phil Coulson, a familiar face from SHIELD in the Marvel movies, who was tasked with putting together a team of specialists to handle strange cases.
Over the years Agents of SHIELD went from being the cleanup crew for the MCU's leftovers to bringing in some of Marvel's biggest names and events, like dealing with the destruction of SHIELD from Captain America and the Winter Soldier and introducing Ghost Rider to the small screen. Plenty of debate has been had around whether Agents of SHIELD is considered canon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but regardless the show garnered millions of fans throughout its seven-season run.
Agents of SHIELD wrapped up its series finale in 2020 and had since found a streaming home on Netflix, but it appears things won't be that way for much longer.
When Is Marvel's Agents of SHIELD Leaving Netflix?
A message has begun to appear on the Netflix page for Marvel's Agents of SHIELD which warns that subscribers will only have until Monday, February 28 before the series leaves the platform on March 1 at midnight.
This message matches similar ones that have been appearing on Netflix's other Marvel shows including The Defenders and Daredevil.
Netflix Faces Mass Marvel Exodus
Movies and TV shows swap streaming services all the time, and it seems that the time has come for Netflix's Marvel deals to lapse. Similar to Netflix's other Marvel television series like Daredevil and Jessica Jones, the streaming service never actually owned Agents of SHIELD as a Netflix original. Instead, Netflix was just in possession of the exclusive streaming rights for the series in certain territories.
A new home for Agents of SHIELD is yet to be announced but seeing as the series was produced by ABC Studios along with Marvel Television, both subsidiaries of Disney, it seems likely fans will see it on Disney+ in the future. Agents of SHIELD is already streaming on Disney+ in multiple countries around the world where it forms part of the 'MCU Legacy Movies and Series' collection. This essentially means the show isn't considered a canon part of the MCU by Disney whereas other Marvel series on Disney+ like WandaVision and Hawkeye are.
Netflix's announcement means fans have just over two weeks to watch Marvel's Agents of SHIELD before it's pulled on February 28. Then the wait will be on to find out where the show lands next.