In a interview with EW.com Saturday at Comic-Con, the cast of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. revealed actor Jeff Ward, who joined the series as Deke (Jemma and Fitz's grandson from the future) during the fifth season on the series, has been officially promoted to a series regular for season 5.
The interview also revealed Clark Gregg (Phil Coulson) will direct the Season 6 premiere.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will return for an abbreviated 13-episode sixth season in summer 2019, conveniently after the events of next May's (still untitled) Avengers 4.