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COMIC REEL: “SHIELD” Spinoff Not Dead Yet; “Preacher” Arrives In New Mexico

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COMIC REEL: “SHIELD” Spinoff Not Dead Yet; “Preacher” Arrives In New Mexico

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

After ABC’s Upfronts presentation revealed that the proposed “S.H.I.E.L.D.” spinoff starring Adrianne Palicki and Nick Blood had not been given the go ahead, network Entertainment Group President Paul Lee revealed that the show might not be down for the count. According to Variety, Lee said that there still “certainly is a possibility of spinning them off,” but that the “we absolutely love those characters on ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.'” and didn’t want to mess with that show by launching a spinoff right now.

ABC has released a synopsis for the upcoming third season of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

“MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.” (Season 3)

“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.

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” stars Clark Gregg as Director Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Brett Dalton as Grant Ward, Chloe Bennet as Agent Skye, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons, Nick Blood as Agent Lance Hunter and Adrianne Palicki as Agent Bobbi Morse.

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” was co-created by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen, who also serve as executive producers along with Jeph Loeb and Jeffrey Bell. “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television.

In an interview with Variety, executive producer Jeffrey Bell talked about the season finale’s shocking final moment which saw Agent Simmons being sucked into that mysterious metal.

“Who knows, maybe that thing took her to Disneyland and she’s riding on the ‘Cars’ ride, having the time of her life!,” said Bell with a laugh. “When we first started talking about the Monolith, we knew that it needed to present a threat and we needed to demonstrate some of that threat and the promise of more story, because — this is gonna shock you — we want more people to watch next year, because we like when people watch our show. It’s easy to kill a character for shock value or whatever, and we did have a number of deaths this season, but I don’t think they were so much for shock value as the hopefully understandable logic of the characters and the stories. We prefer to leave you with something to talk about, to walk away with. This is something that came up in the room, we talked about what it meant… The idea of getting Fitz and Simmons — who had been one person — to become two whole people, come back together, agree to go on a date, and then have this happen, felt beautifully poetic and promises some really intriguing stories next season, which is really what it’s all about.”

Returns this Fall to ABC

AGENT CARTER

With “Agent Carter” officially back for season 2, ABC has released a new synopsis for the show that teases a location change.

MARVEL’S AGENT CARTER” (Season 2)

“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.

“Marvel’s Agent Carter” stars Hayley Atwell as Agent Carter.

Tara Butters, Michele Fazekas, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, Chris Dingess, Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Joe Quesada, Stan Lee and Jeph Loeb are executive producers. “Marvel’s Agent Carter” is produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television.

Returns to ABC in 2016

ANT-MAN

A new TV spot for “Ant-Man” has arrived that contains a few bits of new action footage.

Opens July 17

ARROW

The CW has released a clip from tonight’s season finale episode, “My Name is Oliver Queen.”

Airs Wednesdays on the CW

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR

ComicBookMovie has rounded up set photos originally posted at ATLwood411 and Atlanta Journal Constitution that reveal that the film’s Atlanta set is doubling for international locations.

THE FLASH

You can check out a recap of last night’s episode “Rogue Air” over on Spinoff. The CW has also released a trailer for next week’s season finale, “Fast Enough.”

CBR has an interview with Rick Cosnett who plays Eddie Thawne on the show. In it, Cosnett talks about his character’s capacity for evil.

“Everybody expected me to be a dick, the golden boy who was obsessed with himself,” said Cosnett. “We really had to see why Iris (Candice Patton) was with me and not Barry. The reason is, Eddie is lovely. He’s got his shit together. He’s really able and very much the man. He has to be someone you are torn between. You are a little torn between Barry and Eddie, even though he doesn’t have much of a chance because the camera is always on Barry. ‘What about my longing looks?’ We just don’t see those. I have a disadvantage there, but I put up a good case.”

Airs Tuesdays on the CW

GOTHAM

TV Line learned yesterday that Morena Baccarin has been promoted to a series regular for “Gotham’s” second season, meaning fans will see a lot more of Dr. Leslie Thompkins. Baccarin debuted on “Gotham” in the second half of the first season in a recurring role.

Returns this Fall on Fox

IZOMBIE

The CW has released a promo for next week’s episode, “Mr. Berserk.”

Airs Tuesdays on the CW

MARVEL

The Wrap has heard from an unnamed source that Marvel is currently in talks with Ava DuVernay (“Selma”) to direct one of the studios’ upcoming films — specifically “Black Panther” or “Captain Marvel.” The source also notes that Marvel “is intent on hiring an African-American director for ‘Black Panther’ and a female filmmaker for ‘Captain Marvel.'”

PREACHER

The Albuquerque Journal has learned that AMC’s “Preacher” pilot will shoot in New Mexico. The New Mexico Film Office has noted that production will take place from May to June in Albuquerque. The production will employ at least 80 New Mexico-based crew members as well as 17 local actors and around 380 locals as background extras. The pilot will be directed by executive producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.

SUPERGIRL

CBS has revealed their fall 2015 primetime schedule, thus revealing that “Supergirl” will debut on the network in November. The show will take over for “The Big Bang Theory” in the Monday at 8 PM slot when that show shifts back to Thursdays in November. Additionally, the first stills from the show — featuring Calista Flockhart (Cat Grant), star Melissa Benoist (Supergirl) and Mehcad Brooks (Jimmy Olsen). You can check out the pics as well as the official series synopsis below.

SUPERGIRL is an action-adventure drama based on the DC Comics character Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist), Superman’s (Kal-El) cousin who, after 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. Twelve-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planet Krypton with her parents’ help at the same time as the infant Kal-El. Protected and raised on Earth by her foster family, the Danvers, Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex (Chyler Leigh), and learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin in order to keep her identity a secret. Years later at 24, Kara lives in National City assisting media mogul and fierce taskmaster Cat Grant (Golden Globe Award winner Calista Flockhart), who just hired the Daily Planet’s former photographer, James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks), as her new art director. However, Kara’s days of keeping her talents a secret are over when Hank Henshaw (David Harewood), head of a super-secret agency where her sister also works, enlists her to help them protect the citizens of National City from sinister threats. Though Kara will need to find a way to manage her newfound empowerment with her very human relationships, her heart soars as she takes to the skies as Supergirl to fight crime. Greg Berlanti (“The Flash,” “Arrow”), Ali Adler, Sarah Schecter and Andrew Kreisberg are executive producers for Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The pilot was directed by Glen Winter (“Arrow”).

Premieres this November on CBS

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