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Inhumans have played a key role in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. since halfway through Season 2, and while Daisy Johnson, a.k.a. Quake, remains the show's main Inhuman character, there have been other Terrigen-enhanced individuals who have aided the spy organization on occasion. One of those folks is Elena "Yo-Yo" Rodriguez, who can move at super speed, but is always snapped back to the spot she began running. Yo-Yo remains an important recurring player on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but starting next week, she'll also be leading her own digital miniseries.
After the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. midseason finale, "The Laws of Inferno Dynamics," aired last night, it was announced that the six-part digital Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Slingshot will "launch" on the ABC Network website and ABC Go app on Tuesday, December 13. Taking place shortly before its parent show's fourth season, Slingshot will see Yo-Yo going on a personal mission that's in direct conflict with the Sokovia Accords, the legislation regulating all superhuman individuals in the MCU that was introduced in Captain America: Civil War. This will bring her into conflict with members of S.H.I.E.L.D., as well as "test her abilities." Judging by the announcement using the word "launch," it sounds like these episodes (which will last between three to six minutes) will be released over time rather than posted all at once.
Yesterday before the final Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode of 2016 aired, Yo-Yo's actress, Natalia Cordova-Buckley, told her Twitter followers to stay tuned for something special airing afterwards, Now we know that she'll be leading her own series, giving Yo-Yo the chance to bask in the spotlight. Slingshot is also technically the first direct Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spinoff, as Marvel's Most Wanted, which would have starred former agents Bobbi Morse and Lance Hunter, never made it past the pilot stage.
Introduced in the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3 episode "Bouncing Back," Yo-Yo was one of the many individuals across the globe affected by the Terrigen dispersal in the Season 2 finale. After a misunderstanding with S.H.I.E.L.D., she became one of the group's main Inhuman agents, and she's made three appearances in Season 4 so far. She'll continue to be involved in the latter half of the season, but now fans can see what she was up to before the Ghost Rider storyline began.
While the Slingshot series keeps us entertained over the holiday hiatus, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will return with new episodes on Tuesday, January 10 at 10 p.m. EST/PST on ABC, kicking off the new "LMD" arc. Click here to find out when your other favorite shows will return midseason.