Marvel may be starting to partner with Netflix, but that doesn’t mean they’re abandoning traditional television. ABC’s “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” might be getting a spinoff series, Entertainment Weekly reports.
“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” executive producer Jeffrey Bell and writer Paul Zybszewski are said to be developing the show, but there is still a long way to go before fans will know for sure if this spinoff will actually be made. There aren’t many details on the project, but there reportedly will not be a backdoor pilot (where the spinoff’s first episode takes place in an episode of the original series).
“However, story elements that are still to come on 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' this year will be used to lay the groundwork for the potential new series,” Entertainment Weekly states. “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.”
As usual, Marvel hasn’t released any details, so that means it’s time for speculation. We’d love for a “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” spinoff to focus on any of these four ideas:
1. The Inhuman facility – In episode 17 of "S.H.I.E.L.D.," Skye (Chloe Bennet) was brought to a facility used just for Inhumans to prepare for their powers. The episode threw a ton of information at viewers. We learned that most of the people there were waiting to be chosen to receive their powers, and there was also a mysterious council of Elders who made all of the major decisions. It clearly had enough story and enough characters to have a show dedicated to it. Plus, we wouldn’t mind watching Luke Mitchell play Lincoln for an hour every week. Though with an “Inhumans” movie on the way, we aren’t sure Marvel Studios would want to take this route.
2. Mockingbird – Bobbi Morse (Adrianne Palicki) is a pretty big deal in the comic books. She is Hawkeye’s (Jeremy Renner) ex-wife, and she was on the West Coast Avengers team. In the TV show, her relationship with Hawkeye hasn’t been mentioned, but she has been portrayed as an essential agent in “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” After she helped Gonzales (Edward James Olmos) push Coulson (Clark Gregg) out of his position, it doesn’t seem like she’ll be on good terms with the team when Coulson is back in his rightful position. However, she clearly won’t stop fighting for what she believes in. A spinoff series could focus on her next move should she leave the team.
3. The S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy – As the organization gets back up and running, the Academy could be restarted. The show visited the Academy in Season 1 when they met Donnie Gill a.k.a. Iceman. Typically, the students there don’t have powers, but they are just as book smart as Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) and Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) or as cunning as Ward (Brett Dalton) and May (Ming-Na Wen). Innovative high school or college-aged students probably get into plenty of trouble, and it might be a fun way to attract a younger audience.
4. Deathlok – When Mike Peterson (J. August Richards) made his return, it was clear that he was off having adventures without the team. He has cool cyborg parts for an action-filled show, and his separation from his son could make for a compelling drama. There’s definitely material for a story, and fans seem to like him. The writers may have brought him back to introduce a new show.
“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. EDT on ABC. Who would you want to see star in a spinoff? Sound off in the comments section below!