Fans of Marvel’s TV universe should rejoice as both Agent Carter and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. have been renewed for another season.
Agent Carter in particular went through a massive online push to give the show a sophomore season and all those fans’ efforts really paid off as ABC entertainment decided to greenlight a second season for the adventure of Peggy Carter. Also, coming off an overall better second season Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will be getting a third season. Both shows will air on ABC this fall.
Writers/showrunners Tara Butters and Marc Guggenheim spoke briefly as to Agent Carter‘s second season structure and trajectory. Stating that the series would stay at an 8-episode run (although 13 is a possibility, Butters said that the amount of effects work the show required would mean this could have an impact on quality), and would possibly move locations to Hollywood or Europe, but stay in the same time frame as the first season, to avoid any overlap on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
There was an official synopsis recently released for season 2 of Agent Carter:
“Marvel’s Agent Carter returns for a second season of adventure and intrigue, starring Hayley Atwell in the titular role of the unstoppable secret agent for the SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve). Dedicated to the fight against new atomic age threats in the wake of World War II, Peggy must now journey from New York City to Los Angeles for her most dangerous assignment yet. But even as she discovers new friends, a new home – and perhaps even a new love – she’s about to find out that the bright lights of the post-war Hollywood mask a more sinister threat to everyone she is sworn to protect.”
ABC also released the official description for Agents of S.H.E.L.D. Season 3, which just wrapped up it’s (much stronger) second season this past week:
“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns for a dynamic, action-packed third season, as Director Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) embarks on a deadly new secret mission to protect the world from new threats in the wake of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s wars with Hydra and a rogue faction of Inhumans.”
Not really much to go on as far as details, right? There were a few answers and some deeper hints as to what the team is up for in its third season. During a recent interview Executive Producer Jeffrey Bell discussed vaguely at what’s to come in season 3…
— Season 2 SPOILERS —
“Well, (Skye) Daisy Johnson certainly has a big part in Secret Warriors and having a team like that. If you’ll notice, Coulson says right now she is the only person in what might be this new outfit. But you know, the idea of a team of powered people is something we’ve seen in the show, and I think there’s a world down the road where we do our version…We do our version of all these things so they may not be Secret Warriors but there’s a whole lot of super-powered people fighting super-powered people. That’s not really what we do or what we can even do on a weekly series. But tipping our hats to that direction I think is something we’re suggesting there in the new season.”
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will keep it’s 9pm Tuesday time slot on ABC.
ABC entertainment will not to move forward with the network’s planned Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spinoff. The project was set to star Adrianne Palicki and Nick Blood, who play the ex-husband and wife Agent Bobbi Morse and Lance Hunter. The spinoff was rumored to be born out of events on S.H.I.E.L.D., which saw Bobbi kidnapped by Ward (Brett Dalton) during this season’s last few episodes. Following the announcement of the spinoff, many fans voiced their concerns why the flagship series would give up two characters that have contributed to S.H.I.E.L.D.’s creative upturn during the recent season.
Additionally, it’s been confirmed that John Ridley’s (12 Years a Slave, American Crime) Marvel project is indeed in development, but its still under wraps as to what the show will be apart from involving existing Marvel character(s) and/or property.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will return in the fall at its 9 p.m. Tuesday time slot. Agent Carter will likely fill S.H.I.E.L.D.’s mid-season hiatus like it did this past year so look for it sometime in early 2016 on ABC.
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