Sources told Geekosity that there have been discussions to revive the series for the streaming service. While it’s not clear who among the original cast members will return, insiders said that the revival will keep the show’s continuity intact.
The report went on to say that the Agents of SHIELD revival is different from the SWORD series, which was reportedly in development on Disney+ with Chloe Bennet’s Daisy Johnson, aka Quake, being one of the main characters. However, insiders said that some Agents of SHIELD cast members will join Bennet in the SWORD series.
If the Agents of SHIELD revival gets picked up to series, Geekosity noted that fans can expect a high-budget show featuring several high-profile actors from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The way Agents of SHIELD ended its original run made it seemingly impossible for Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) and his team to reunite in the future, so it would be interesting to see how the potential revival would bring them together.
As seen in the one-year-forward montage in the show’s finale, Coulson and his crew go their separate ways. Mack MacKenzie (Henry Simmons) is now the director of SHIELD, with Johnson (Bennet) and Yo-Yo Rodriguez (Natalia Cordova-Buckley) running their own SHIELD operations. Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen) becomes the head of the new Coulson Academy, while Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) and Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) retire. The Coulson LMD, meanwhile, starts traveling the globe as an independent operative.
Though the decision to end Agents of SHIELD with its seventh season was made by the show’s executive producers and not by the ABC network, their interview with Deadline last May implied that they’re open to revisiting the show in the future, making the revival more possible.
When the news outlet asked then-Marvel TV boss Jeph Loeb and his fellow series executive producer Jeffrey Bell if the series was “truly over” after season 7, the former replied: “Is anything ever really over nowadays?”
Gregg, who was number one on the Agents of SHIELD call sheet, had also said that he would always be open to reprising his role as Coulson. So if the revival is greenlit, fans can expect him to be one of its stars.
“It’s hard for me to imagine a scenario where I’d say, ‘No, I’m too busy to put on whatever the latest version of the suit is and go play Phil Coulson,’” the actor told Variety last May. “I’m always thrilled when I see them changing timelines and exposing a multiverse in the cinematic [universe]. Because I think, ‘Well, I’ve seen scenarios where I could be around!’”