Updated April 10, 2015 at 3:17 PM: A new clip from the upcoming episode 17 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has hit the interwebs, and curiously in its timing it plays like what could potentially serve as an idea for an Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spin-off series...
...which is exactly what was reported just yesterday by all the Hollywood trades as being in development at ABC for next season (see below).
Check out the clip:
It appears as if Agent Coulson may be building a training facility for his own team of super-powered S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, just a few weeks after Skye developed her 'Quake' powers and one week after Deathlok returned in the employ of Coulson.
And released just a day after news of a spin-off news was reported... Can you say "hmmmmmm?"
Original Story: In the latest episodes of Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. we've seen the Marvel spy organization split in two - and now Marvel and ABC are reportedly looking to split it into two shows.
Entertainment Weekly is reporting that a spinoff of Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. is in development, with executive producer Jeffrey Bell and writer Paul Zbyszewki leading the way. There's no details on which, if any, existing characters from the show would segue over to the series, but EW did say some existing and "still to come" story elements from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. would "lay the groundwork" for the new series.
Currently in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. storylines, Edward James Olmos has joined the show playing Robert Gonzales, a retired S.H.I.E.L.D. agent who returned leading a faction known as "the real S.H.I.E.L.D." looking to oust Phil Coulson over the recent plight of the organization.
EW projects that this unnamed series could debut as soon as the fall of 2015, but it becoming a midseason show akin to Agent Carter is also an option.
Noteworthy, however, is that neither Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. nor Agent Carter have officially been announced as renewed for new seasons. The Hollywood Reporter reports that neither is a given, with ABC withholding a decision until they can judge these alongside new shows currently being developed as pilots.