Tomorrow marks the release of Marvel’s small screen Daredevil reboot, which will hit Netflix in its entirety. The first of five touted shows crafted by the two content pioneers, its imminent arrival may have sparked interest elsewhere in TV land. According to the latest word from Entertainment Weekly, ABC is planning an Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. spinoff series in the near future.
The as-yet untitled series hails from S.H.I.E.L.D. executive producer Jeffrey Bell (Angel, The X-Files) and series writer Paul Zbyszewski (Lost). Both are said to be writing the show with an eye to executive produce. It’s believed that the only way the show will be guaranteed a pilot – and the all-important greenlight – if if network brass are happy with that provisional script. Should that transpire, the series is expected to air concurrently to the flagship show, which will enable showrunners the chance for crossover episodes, which DC’s small screen adaptations have achieved with positive results over at The CW.
Speaking of, in terms of star power, the logic behind the S.H.I.E.L.D. spinoff is largely the same as The CW’s Arrow/Flash spinoff. Key players from Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. will sign new contracts to include work on the new series. Of course, we may also see brand new characters from Marvel’s expansive universe make their onscreen debuts as well.
We’ll keep you posted when any official news surfaces on the cast, directors and whether or not Marvel will bring fresh faces to its interconnected universe.