The Marvel television universe keeps on growing, and nope, I’m not just talking about all the Marvel Netflix shows that are yet to debut either. According to reports, ABC and Marvel are in the early stages of developing a spin-off series for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D for the 2015-2016 season.
It’s not yet known what the show will entail, or if any of the current cast members of the show will be a part of this spin-off. Right now, all that is known is that the show is being developed by S.H.I.E.L.D executive producer Jeffrey Bell, formerly of Angel and The X-Files, and S.H.I.E.L.D. writer Paul Zbyszewski, who used to work on shows like Lost and Hawaii Five-0.
The spin-off series could hit as soon as this fall, but a mid-season launch seems a lot more likely. The regular Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. hasn’t even officially been renewed yet for a third season, although right now that seems more than likely to be a sure thing. Although the series got off to a shaky start, ever since the mid-way point of season one the show has endeared itself to fans and become more intimately tied into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, laying the groundwork for concepts like the Inhumans years before their movie is set to hit theaters.
So what could a S.H.I.E.L.D. spin-off involve? As I mentioned, the show has been teasing out the Inhumans in a big way, but they’re due for a movie, so that leaves them off the table. Could Mockingbird get her own show, as was once the plan before S.H.I.E.L.D. was ever a series? In the comics, S.H.I.E.L.D. has a more cosmic sister agency called S.W.O.R.D. (Sentient World Observation and Response Department) but that’s sounds pricey for television. I expect we’ll know a lot more details on this one by the time Comic-Con rolls around in July.