Since the announcement of Disney's brand new (and totally unnecessary) streaming service, the question of what would happen to the shows on ABC and Netflix has been somewhat glossed over. For now, it looks as though Netflix will retain all their respective Marvel series with a caveat that they can't introduce brand new solo programs. In ABC's case, however, discussions of what will happen once Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. departs the airwaves have so far drawn a blank - until now.
In a conversation with The Hollywood Reporter, ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey revealed that Marvel Television are still planning on bringing new content to the platform, even as the network's parent company bring their own streaming service to market.
"We’re cooking up a couple things for broadcast... There’s one that I want to talk about and [Marvel TV head] Jeph Loeb won’t let me."
Fans of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will no doubt be happy to note that Dungey is optimistic the show will get another season as well, with many having long predicted that the show, now in its fifth year on the airwaves, would get cancelled. It was previously reported that Disney had stepped in to prevent the show's cancellation just the other year, but when asked by THR if Dungey sees a future for the series, her response seemed to leave the door open for another renewal.
"We'll see. I feel like last season was our strongest creative season ever and the fan base remains very loyal - and we do very well in delayed viewing. It's my hope that by moving it to summer, where our live-same-day ratings are less important and it might be able to continue for longer."
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was the first of Marvel TV's MCU shows, and though it had a rocky start, the series soon blossomed into a very enjoyable one. In light of that, and with the MCU set to change on a rapid level within the year, one can only hope that any additional Marvel series will be just as good - if not better than - it.
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