While Avengers: Age of Ultron continues to suck of most of the world’s finances like an industrial vacuum, ABC has just announced that Agent Carter and Agents of SHIELD are renewed for further seasons. While I’ve personally just drifted away from SHIELD (I just don’t have the time to follow too many series), just knowing that we’ll get more episodes of Hayley Atwell kicking ass fills me joy. After all, Agent Carter was a series that was sly in being a compelling spy drama with liberal doses of social commentary. But Agent Carter was initially ordered as a limited series, so there was never much of a guarantee of a second season. Meanwhile, SHIELD wasn’t really in danger of being cancelled with talks of a spinoff swirling around it. Either way, it’s obvious that Marvel is really setting itself up to dominate the television market in a similar manner to the film market — each year with 2 series on Netflix and ABC the same way the studio is steadily releasing two movies a year.
In the current fan landscape, DC dominates TV while Marvel dominates the box office. 2016 will really be a showdown between the two with DC making its major play with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (my fingers have to catch their breath after typing that — gimme a sec.) and Suicide Squad while Marvel is continuing its television assault with Carter and SHEILD on top of the Netflix series. I don’t really care who comes out on top as long as there are more episodes of Agent Carter. So far, so good.
The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spin-off apparently isn’t happening. Deadline reported that it looks as if ABC has backed away from the project. ABC declined to comment. – Editor