Can’t wait for the premiere of the fifth season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?

Well, those lovely folks at ABC have released the first 17 minutes of Friday’s double episode, feature-length premiere.

The premieré kicks off where season four ended, with Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) and the rest of the S.H.I.E.L.D. gang kidnapped, transported away from earth aboard a mysterious space ship.
For die-hard Marvel fans, showrunner Jed Whedon includes a cheeky reference to S.W.O.R.D. (Sentient World Observation and Response Department) – the extraterrestrial counterterrorism agency created by his brother Joss Whedon in Astonishing X-Men vol. 3 #6.

The extended sneak-peek also reveals the identity of the aliens first seen in the trailer as The Vrellnexians, who invaded Asgard way back in 1973’s Thor #212.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is the first treat on your advent calendar as it returns on Friday, 1st December at 8 p.m. on ABC.