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04.09.2015

With Marvel chugging along on the small screen with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. looking likely to get a third season and Agent Carter potentially coming back for a second, eyes are turned towards Netflix debuting Daredevil's first season tomorrow. But, ABC is looking to expand their offerings to a third show that would be a direct spin-off from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..

Entertainment Weekly revealed that the spin-off is being developed by SHIELD executive producer Jeffrey Bell (Angel, The X-Files) and SHIELD writer Paul Zbyszewski (Lost, Hawaii Five-0) and could be ready to air as early as this Fall. There is no word on what the plot of the spin-off will be, just that it will not be introduced within the season like The Flash was on Arrow last year. But, according to sources, the plots developed in the final half dozen episodes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will be the foundation for the spin-off series.

If the groundwork has already been started, that leaves some intriguing possibilities. One one had, the show could follow the new splinter faction of S.H.I.E.L.D. headed by Robert Gonzales (Edward James Olmos), but that may be too similar to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. The series could also focus exclusively on the Inhumans who have played a central role since the show returned in 2015. That would also make sense in the grand scheme of things for the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the upcoming Phase Three.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has improved dramatically in it's second season and still pulls in decent ratings for ABC, but there has not officially been a third season pick-up announced yet. Even if that happens, the spin-off is not guaranteed to make it to air, but there are few things that can guarantee ratings like the Marvel logo can.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs Tuesdays on ABC.

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11:51AM on 04/10/2015
I'm against this idea. AoS was developed as a way to bring Coulson back from the dead. The show itself has proved to be pretty mediocre and not that intricately woven into how the MCU develops. All the development happens in the movies, the show just picks up where the movies leave off. Frankly, now that Coulson is back from the dead, they can just as easily bring him back into the movies and dump the show.
Agent Carter was basically developed b/c of the backlash against Marvel for now
I'm against this idea. AoS was developed as a way to bring Coulson back from the dead. The show itself has proved to be pretty mediocre and not that intricately woven into how the MCU develops. All the development happens in the movies, the show just picks up where the movies leave off. Frankly, now that Coulson is back from the dead, they can just as easily bring him back into the movies and dump the show.
Agent Carter was basically developed b/c of the backlash against Marvel for now having any female lead superhero movies. It's basically lip service to bide them time while they developed Captain Marvel for a greenlight.
Daredevil premiered today. While I haven't started to watch it yet, I have high hopes that it will be vastly superior to AoS or Agent Carter. Simply because it's a full-on superhero show that doesn't need to depend on the movies for it's own stories. Sure there will be some crossover and ramifications from the movies will be felt on the show. But the show doesn't depend on the movies for direction on where to take the character.
And now they want to spinoff from AoS. I just don't see where else they can go with these splintered stories of the MCU? What else will it possibly add? Keep in mind, for the show to have any impact on the MCU it needs to draw a large audience so the studio heads know that whatever happens on the shows as a means of affecting the movies won't alienate fans. Both AoS and Agent Carter rarely get ratings above 1.6, so they're obviously not drawing as high an audience as the movies do, which means the shows are always reactionary to what happens in the movies. Not proactive to determining what happens in the movies. So why should I devote another hour of my week to a show that will definitely not drive anything within the MCU? This spinoff seems like a waste, no matter what storyline they choose to spinoff.
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8:49AM on 04/10/2015

Agents of HYDRA

Why not make a villain show? See the battle from the eyes of Hydra or something... I mean I still wouldn't watch, these shield and gotham shows are just horrible but they could at least try something new for the fans of these shows.
Why not make a villain show? See the battle from the eyes of Hydra or something... I mean I still wouldn't watch, these shield and gotham shows are just horrible but they could at least try something new for the fans of these shows.
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5:16AM on 04/10/2015
From a selfish point of view...I say no...I jut don't have the time to manage all these shows...and am already at bursting point. Gotham, Flash and Arrow with Supergirl on the horizon. Then there's AoS - we've still not had Agent Carter in the UK and Daredevil starts today. I then have to make room for TWD and GoT not to mention the last 2 seasons of American Horror story that I still need to go back to...and well...I just cannae do it Captain!
From a selfish point of view...I say no...I jut don't have the time to manage all these shows...and am already at bursting point. Gotham, Flash and Arrow with Supergirl on the horizon. Then there's AoS - we've still not had Agent Carter in the UK and Daredevil starts today. I then have to make room for TWD and GoT not to mention the last 2 seasons of American Horror story that I still need to go back to...and well...I just cannae do it Captain!
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6:52AM on 04/10/2015
I think its great! Shows are getting so good that you have to pick and choose your favorites and drop the rest. We are so spoiled right now!
I think its great! Shows are getting so good that you have to pick and choose your favorites and drop the rest. We are so spoiled right now!
8:07PM on 04/09/2015
I read on Yahoo about this and they mentioned the spinoff would be from a character in last half a dozen shows or so. My guess about this....Deathlok will be the series. He just reappeared this week and will be in the last 6-7 episodes. He could do his own thing, while being tied to Shield but still being a superhero of sorts. I personally love AOS and am happy to hear about this whether it is Deathlok or "real" Shield (turning into SWORD) or even the Inhumans. My DVR is huge so keep em coming
I read on Yahoo about this and they mentioned the spinoff would be from a character in last half a dozen shows or so. My guess about this....Deathlok will be the series. He just reappeared this week and will be in the last 6-7 episodes. He could do his own thing, while being tied to Shield but still being a superhero of sorts. I personally love AOS and am happy to hear about this whether it is Deathlok or "real" Shield (turning into SWORD) or even the Inhumans. My DVR is huge so keep em coming I've got time.
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7:30PM on 04/09/2015

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Okay so this is pretty interesting. Personally Agent Carter was better than AoS big time so I hope that gets a second season. Next is AoS, which is there and we can dig it. But a third show in my opinion should bring something we haven't seen yet in the ABC/Marvel shows. I think we've exhausted the SHIELD concept already, so it should be something else.

The Inhumans is interesting but I don't know if it deserves its own show right now. I feel like it's too early from the films release.
Okay so this is pretty interesting. Personally Agent Carter was better than AoS big time so I hope that gets a second season. Next is AoS, which is there and we can dig it. But a third show in my opinion should bring something we haven't seen yet in the ABC/Marvel shows. I think we've exhausted the SHIELD concept already, so it should be something else.

The Inhumans is interesting but I don't know if it deserves its own show right now. I feel like it's too early from the films release.

Something coming sooner is Civil War. Based on the comics, if we have a series like New Warriors, that could tie-in real nicely with the film. Sure the whole Age of Ultron destruction will motivate Civil War thing will be there. But I like the idea of a team of superheroes lead a ABC/Marvel show. Aside from them, we can have a Secret Avengers show in a post-Civil War plot line. That can give way to introducing actual comic book characters as the leads for the show.

There was a quote from Nick Mundy on ScreenJunkies that explained AoS pretty well: The show is like a fan film that isn't allowed to show any real major superhero characters.

We need to get out of that.
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6:40PM on 04/09/2015
We may be seeing why DC decided to not make their TV shows directly relate to movies. Lot's of potential interesting shows could be done with Marvel characters. They even own TV rights for ones they do not have movie rights to. But since they have to wait for some movie to be made and released before a plot point can go on, the best they can do is ANOTHER SHIELD spinoff.
We may be seeing why DC decided to not make their TV shows directly relate to movies. Lot's of potential interesting shows could be done with Marvel characters. They even own TV rights for ones they do not have movie rights to. But since they have to wait for some movie to be made and released before a plot point can go on, the best they can do is ANOTHER SHIELD spinoff.
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6:22PM on 04/09/2015

I'd watch it, as long as...

I'd watch it as long is it doesn't dilute the quality of the other series. My guess is that Lincoln would be a major part of that show. Or Grant Ward.
I'd watch it as long is it doesn't dilute the quality of the other series. My guess is that Lincoln would be a major part of that show. Or Grant Ward.
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5:34PM on 04/09/2015

Eh. Not really interested. For now.

AoS isn't great (although it's "alright" now), and I am really getting tired of this superhero overload; not just in movies, but now ESPECIALLY on TV.
Flash, Gotham, Daredevil, AoS, Agent Carter, Arrow, The Cape, etc....
I literally don't have time for these shows, but I WANT to have the time. What I DON'T want to see is another mediocre spinoff of an average show adding to my sense of vapid responsibility.
AoS isn't great (although it's "alright" now), and I am really getting tired of this superhero overload; not just in movies, but now ESPECIALLY on TV.
Flash, Gotham, Daredevil, AoS, Agent Carter, Arrow, The Cape, etc....
I literally don't have time for these shows, but I WANT to have the time. What I DON'T want to see is another mediocre spinoff of an average show adding to my sense of vapid responsibility.
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