[12/13/16 - 11:01 AM] Marvel Television and ABC Studios Launch "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Slingshot" The six-part digital series features the character of Elena "Yo-Yo" Rodriguez (Natalia Cordova-Buckley), an Inhuman with the ability to move with super-speed, as she struggles to balance the restrictions of the recently instituted Sokovia Accords.
[via press release from ABC]
MARVEL TELEVISION AND ABC STUDIOS LAUNCH 'MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.: SLINGSHOT'
Six-Part Digital Series Delves Into the Backstory of Elena 'Yo-Yo' Rodriquez
"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Slingshot" is now live on ABC.com, ABC app, Marvel.com and ABC and Marvel's YouTube channels. The six-part digital series, produced by Marvel Television and ABC Studios, features the character of Elena "Yo-Yo" Rodriguez (Natalia Cordova-Buckley), an Inhuman with the ability to move with super-speed, as she struggles to balance the restrictions of the recently instituted Sokovia Accords, the worldwide agreement that regulates and tracks those with super powers, with a personal mission she's desperate to fulfill. The mission will test her abilities, her allegiances, and will feature some tense encounters with the most popular S.H.I.E.L.D. team members including series stars Clark Gregg (Agent Phil Coulson), Chloe Bennet (Agent Daisy Johnson), Ming-Na Wen (Agent Melinda May), Iain De Caestecker (Agent Leo Fitz), Elizabeth Henstridge (Agent Jemma Simmons), Henry Simmons (Agent Alphonso "Mack" Mackenzie), and Jason O'Mara (Jeffrey Mace).
"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Slingshot" is executive produced by Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, Jeffrey Bell, Jeph Loeb and Geoffrey Colo. Legendary comic writer and Marvel's chief creative officer, Joe Quesada, makes his directorial debut behind the camera with the first episode of the six-part series.
"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." returns Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at 10:00 p.m. EST/9:00 p.m. CST on the ABC Network. It is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format with a 5.1 channel surround sound. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to the airdate.
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About Marvel Entertainment and Marvel Television
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy-five years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing.
Marvel Television develops and produces some of the world's most creative and popular live-action and animated programming for broadcast and cable television networks plus digital platforms including a historic deal with NETFLIX. Its portfolio of self-produced series includes "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., " "Marvel's The Inhumans" for ABC, "Marvel's Daredevil," "Marvel's Luke Cage," and the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning "Marvel's Jessica Jones" for NETFLIX and "Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man," "Marvel's Avengers" and "Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy" for Disney XD. Marvel Television's upcoming projects include "Marvel's Iron Fist and the culminating Marvel's The Defenders" for NETFLIX as well as "Marvel's The Punisher" (NETFLIX), "Marvel's Cloak & Dagger" (Freeform), "Legion" (FX), and "Marvel's Runaways" (Hulu). For more information, visit marvel.com. � 2016 MARVEL