While most shows simply use the break in the schedule created by their winter hiatus to air reruns or provide a slot for their network’s midseason filler, ‘Agents of SHIELD’ has instead used that window to air additional Marvel content. Traditionally, this slot has fallen to the fan-favorite ‘Agent Carter’, but in the wake of that show’s cancellation, something new has to fill the void. That something is ‘Agents of SHIELD: Slingshot’, a digital miniseries set to will explore the backstory of Natalia Cordova-Buckley’s Agent Elena “Yo-Yo” Rodriguez.
In a video interview with Cordova-Buckley, Clark Greg, and Joe Quesada released via IGN, Marvel has announced that ‘Slingshot’ will see Quesada make his directorial debut. While Quesada is mostly known today as Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer having also served as Editor in Chief from 2000-2011), he made his initial foray into the comic book world as an artist, a fact which is more than evident in the glimpses we are given of his ‘Slingshot’ storyboards. You can find the full interview here:
Marvel’s #AgentsofSHIELD cast talks about being directed by Marvel legend Joe Quesada! pic.twitter.com/Pw4wsHb8zP
— IGN (@IGN) December 12, 2016
The official synopsis for ‘Slingshot’ is as follows:
Taking place shortly before the beginning of Season 4, this digital series features the character of Elena “Yo-Yo” Rodriguez, and Inhuman with the ability to move with super-speed. As a person with powers, she must sign the recently instituted Sokovia Accords, the worldwide agreement that regulates and tracks those with super powers. However, the restrictions of the Accords are in direct conflict with a personal mission she’s desperate to fulfill, a mission that will test her abilities, her allegiances, and will include some tense encounters with our most popular SHIELD team members.
‘Agents of SHIELD’ airs Tuesday nights at 10:00pm on ABC and stars Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, and Henry Simmons. The series will return from its midseason hiatus on January 10, 2017.
‘Agents of SHIELD: Slingshot’ can be seen exclusively through ABC.com starting on December 13, 2016.