Marvel Developing An Agents Of SHIELD Spinoff

Reports say that Marvel is developing a spinoff of Agent’s of SHIELD for ABC. With the likelihood of a third season on the horizon, the show currently averages 7.4 million viewers and a 2.8 rating among adults 18-49, when including the Live +7 data. The mid-season spinoff Agent Carter is said to have about a 60% chance of returning as well. So ABC is looking at the SHIELD brand as being successful and wants more.

No details on the spinoff were available and both ABC and Marvel had no comment on the news. But with the success of the CW’s shared DC universe and the hype of the upcoming Netflix series starting with Daredevil it only makes sense ABC would double down.

This season the cast of SHIELD has grown quite large, so spinning off a few characters should be easy without it affecting the main series. You could easily move Mockingbird off on her own with Mack plus there is the character of Deathlok that made his return this week. It wouldn’t be a stretch to seem them make a team of powered characters as a strike force or have one group continue dealing with the everyday SHIELD stuff while another specifically goes after Hydra. Lots of possibilities, but I think whatever they plan on doing we’ll have a better idea of when the season ends.

[Source: EW.com]

First Official Promo Art For Marvel’s Agent Carter TV Series

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Now that ABC have officially announced that their Agent Carter show is a go, they can let this bit of Photoshop fun out of the labs. What’s more, here’s the plot blurb:

Marvel’s Agent Carter, starring Captain America’s Hayley Atwell follows the story of Peggy Carter. It’s 1946, and peace has dealt Peggy Carter a serious blow as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad.

Working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy must balance doing administrative work and going on secret missions for Howard Stark all while trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life–Steve Rogers. Inspired by the feature films Captain America: The First Avenger and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, along with the short Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter.

Starring Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter, Marvel’s Agent Carter is executive produced by Christopher Markus, Steve McFeely, Tara Butters, Michele Fazekas, Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Jeph Loeb.

Read more at http://collider.com/agent-carter-tv-show-poster-synopsis/#YTKx5pv88adpLGFF.99

As we understand it, the plan is for this 13-episode miniseries to run mid-season, holding the fort while Agents of SHIELD is taking a nap. This should translate into 36 straight weeks of Marvel TV on ABC. Just 16 more weeks of something, guys, and you can be a year-round concern. Next year, maybe?

While the two SHIELD shows, modern and historical, are underway, we’ll also have the Netflix Daredevil series rolling out and Age of Ultron in cinemas. Thank heavens that Marvel are actually pretty darn good at this stuff.