Agents of SHIELD spin-off Slingshot announced by Marvel, bridge gap between Ghost Rider and LMD

The six-part series will focus on Inhuman Yo-Yo

Jack Shepherd@JackJShepherd
Wednesday 07 December 2016 12:28

With the Ghost Rider story in Agents of SHIELD coming to its conclusion, fans of the series have another few weeks to wait until the AMC show returns.

In the meantime, Marvel has announced a surprise web series will be made available online, focussing on the Inhuman character Yo-Yo.

Titled Slingshot, the six-part series is said to be set between season three and four and focusses on the character’s ‘secret mission’ from SHIELD.

The series will be watchable through the AMC app and begins on the 13 December. Agents of SHIELD will continue 10 January, focussing more heavily on the LMD storyline, so much so that the series is now titled Agents of SHIELD: LMD.

LMD - or Life-Model Decoys - have a long running history in the Marvel comics, with numerous popular characters having robotic versions of themselves made.

Meanwhile, questions have arisen regarding the future of Agents of SHIELD following Marvel’s announcement that the previously announced Inhumans movie would now be a TV series.

Whether a fifth season will happen remains unknown, but considering how heavily the Inhumans played into SHIELD, it remains unlikely the two will run side-by-side. Perhaps a year out, then series five in 2018?

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