Huge news today thanks to EW, ABC is planning a spinoff series for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..
While Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter have yet to be renewed we are confident they will be and we are very excited a new series will be added to the lineup! The series will be produced by Jeffrey Bell and Paul Zbyszewski who are currently producers on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
We don’t know is which characters from the current series will be moving over to the proposed spinoff – so let the speculation being on that. There won’t be an implanted pilot episode this season directly setting up the spinoff, either (like how CW launched The Flash out of Arrow). However, story elements that are still to come on SHIELD this year will be used to lay the groundwork for the potential new series. So by the end of the season – assuming the details for this project haven’t already leaked, which is rather unlikely – the spinoff concept should be clear.
Under the best-case scenario, the spinoff would hit ABC as soon as this fall. But there are other timing possibilities too, including midseason. Of course, the spinoff also might not even happen. Not only is SHIELD not yet officially renewed, but ABC has yet to select which of its crop of pilots will receive series orders – decisions that could impact the SHIELD spinoff plan.
A little bit more information thanks to The Hollywood Reporter
Despite not having a planted episode this season, the concept for the SHIELD spinoff should become clear based on plot elements to come in the back half of its sophomore season.
The potential spinoff could be for either fall or midseason and, like SHIELD‘s third-season renewal, depends on how the rest of ABC’s pilots turn out.
Are you as excited as we are about this news? What do you think the spinoff will be about? We’re guessing S.T.R.I.K.E., a UK offshoot of S.H.I.E.L.D. is one possibility, especially with Agent Hunter working so closely with Coulson right now or perhaps S.W.O.R.D.
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