Season two of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. came to a close with ~~Skye~~ Daisy Johnson a.k.a Quake (Chloe Bennet) being tasked with forming a secret team. Which led fans to immediately suspect the Secret Warriors would make their way to the small screen soon. Confirmation of Secret Warriors making their way to S.H.I.E.L.D. of course was later provided by Variety.
Based on recent promotional videos and photos, it looked like Quake’s team of Secret Warriors was starting to come together with familiar faces like Lance Hunter (Nick Blood) and Mack (Henry Simmons) joining her. There has also been thought that Lincoln ‘Sparkplug’ Campbell (Luke Mitchell) and newcomer Juan Pablo Raba could make their way to the team but it seems we may be getting ahead of ourselves.
Jeff Bell, the Executive Producer on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., talked in length with Paste Magazine about the show and what is to come in season 3, and if his comments are true, we will only be seeing the beginning of the team this season.
We left the season with the Terrigan Mist in the ecosystem. What does that mean? The idea that the inhumans could be anywhere at any time is a great story engine for us, and if you remember at the end of Season Two, when we talked about putting a group together, the idea was, “Well, we have to be careful.” So right now, Daisy is the only member of that.
The process of building that team will be something that I think will happen over the course of a longer time. That way, the audience gets to participate in putting that together, rather than starting Season Three with, “Oh, look! Here’s Yo-Yo Rodriguez. We have a team up and running” (laughs). That happens between seasons, so I think the process of doing that will be one story thread of Season Three . . . We feel like there’s a lot of really good threads that we left to pick up on, which will allow for a lot of different stories, and Secret Warriors is just sort of part of that.
The effectiveness of this approach will be seen over the course of this story. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. needs to keep the story moving to keep fans engaged, and dragging the formation of the team out over the course of multiple seasons (if they are lucky enough to have them) could prove to be a bad move. However, if they introduce a few characters each season to the team, and those new characters bump the likes of Mack, Hunter, and maybe Mockingbird off the original team, it could prove to be the right process.
Season three of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns to ABC at 9 p.m. EST on September 29, 2015.
Source: Paste Magazine.