While Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. awaits a pretty much guaranteed Season 3 renewal, EW reports that Marvel Studios and ABC are planning an untitled Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Spinoff Series that could debut as early as this fall. No character or plot details have been revealed at this point in time. Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. executive producer Jeffrey Bell and writer Paul Zbyszewski are behind this second series.
It isn't known if any main characters from the popular ABC series will be moving over to this new show. There won't be an implanted pilot episode in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2 to set this spinoff up. But it is noted that there are some important story elements that will come into play in future episodes of this current season that will lay the groundwork for what the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Spinoff Series will eventually be. By the end of the season, assuming these plot elements don't leak early, we'll know what the new series is about, and who will be at the forefront of the action.
While its speculated that the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Spinoff Series will land in the fall, it may also be used as a midseason placeholder, just as Marvel's Agent Carter was this past January. That particular Marvel series has not yet been renewed for a Second Season, and it is given a 60% of returning. Its also possible that this new spinoff won't even happen, especially considering the fact that Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2 has yet to be renewed. At this time, ABC has not decided which of its current pilots will receive series orders for the new fall season. That decision could impact plans for this latest Marvel show.
Fans have been very supportive of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2, agreeing that it made up for a lot of the mistakes seen in the first season. The series currently pulls in an average of 7.4 million viewers, with a 2.8 rating amongst adults 18-49. That includes 7 days of DVR playback. At this time, ABC has no comment on its development slate, and Marvel isn't giving up any answers either. What do you think? Does the world need an Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Spinoff Series? Or is one enough?