AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. & AGENT CARTER Renewed, S.H.I.E.L.D. Spin-Off Reportedly Dead

Adrianne Palicki in her S.H.I.E.L.D. Mockingbird costume
Adrianne Palicki in her S.H.I.E.L.D. Mockingbird costume
Credit: ABC/Marvel Studios

The Hollywood trades are reporting Thursday evening that ABC is bringing back Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.  for a third season, and its mid-season 'bridge' series Agent Carter for a second, but according to Deadline, the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spin-off that was going to star Adrianne Palicki (Mockingbird) and Nick Blood (Lance Hunter) is not going forward at the network.

The online trade argues reaction to the spin-off have divided fans, describing "some backlash to the idea of taking some of the strongest new characters on S.H.I.E.L.D. away from the mothership series."

Marvel and ABC reportedly had no comment on Deadline's story.

ABC, Marvel and Oscar-winning screenwriter John Ridley are still reportedly developing a top-secret new series that's described as a "reinvention of an existing superhero character."

Agent Carter star Hayley Atwell spoke in the past of wanting to set subsequent seasons of the series (if there were any) in different decades.

"What was fantastic about seeing [Peggy Carter] in Captain America 2 is that we know she's lived a full life," Atwell said in a interview earlier this year. "She would have experienced the '50s, the '60s, the '70s, the '80s and she would have experienced so much culturally during at the time.

"I'm jumping the gun because I love working on the show so much that I really hope we carry on. That's up for the audience and Marvel to decide. If we did, that would be a very exciting thing to explore."

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