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Marvel's Agents of SHIELD Season 5 Sounds Likely

Posted By:Matt McGloin
Tue, 01/10/2017 - 12:52

We may have Ghost Rider to thank for Marvel's Agents of SHIELD getting a Season 5.

EW.com caught up with Channing Dungey, president of ABC, who lets it be know the series seems to be doing pretty solid in ratings.

Look, we are incredibly encouraged. Season 4 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been creatively the strongest season we’ve had yet. The episodes just keep getting better and stronger. And that’s another one for us that we moved from 9 to 10 and yet even though the HUD levels are softer at 10, the live-same-day has remained the same and that’s another one of our shows which regularly goes up triple digits over the seven-day period, anywhere from 100 to 110 percent.

When asked about the future of Agents of SHIELD, Dungey says she "absolutely" sees one for the series, and she is excited about the IMAX Inhumans series.

I’m very bullish on S.H.I.E.L.D. and we’re also really excited about our production with Marvel, ABC Studios, and IMAX, which we are working on for next fall as well.

This season of Marvel's Agents of SHIELD saw the introduction of Ghost Rider, which was well received by the fans. I actually don't recall coming across anyone that didn't like Ghost Rider, with many people hoping for more. Unfortunately, Ghost Rider has been put on the back burner for now, and it remains to be seen when we'll see Ghost Rider next.

Channing Dungey also offered an update on the mysterious Marvel ABC project from John Ridley.

Yeah, so John is working on a rewrite of that script for Marvel at the moment. We have not seen a new version of it. He’s been on production of his show, over in London, and on season 3 of American Crime, so those are the things that have been top of mind for him of late. But I have heard from Marvel that he is working on a revision to that script.

There was also mention a while back of a potential Star Wars ABC TV series, but that seems to be more or less a rumor.

That was sort of a conversation at TCA that got blown way out of proportion. We have had some conversations in general about wanting to find a way to bring something from the Lucas Star Wars Universe to ABC, but that’s far into the future. The focus at the moment for Lucas is on the current stuff that they’re doing on the film side and then, of course, they do have the stuff that they are doing on XD.

Marvel's Agents of SHIELD returns tonight at 10pm ET on ABC.

 

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