While the show has been experiencing series low ratings this season, ABC still believes in the S.H.I.E.L.D. so much that not only is a third season ‘highly likely,’ but according to EW, a SHIELD spin-off is set for next year.
S.H.I.E.L.D. executive producer Jeffrey Bell and writer Paul Zbyszekski are working on the hush hush project that will develop out of a few plot threads from the ongoing show.
Story elements that are still to come on SHIELD this year will be used to lay the groundwork for the potential new series. 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.
This is pretty surprising news considering how lackluster SHIELD’s ratings have been. Just last week, it tied the series low, which was already set this year.
Suppose that explains why the writers are confident to kick off this Inhumans subplot, but I’d rather the show runners focus on making SHIELD the best it can be as it has a serious case of the inconsistencies rather than spreading creative too thin.
And who would we want to see in a SHIELD spinoff? Evil Ward and Agent 33? Melinda May and The Howling Calvary? Mack & Turbo? The possibilities aren’t exactly all that thrilling, but hopefully this will prove beneficial in the long run.
BTW, for those ‘Agent Carter’ fans, still no word on if that will get a second season yet.