Agents of SHIELD Season 3 introduced the character of Elena “Yo-Yo” Rodriguez, played by Natalia Cordovia-Buckley, as another member of Daisy’s Secret Warriors. And this season, even though there are no more Secret Warriors, Yo-Yo has stayed on as a recurring character, often times vital to their mission (such as in the mid-season finale).
So it was with great interest that in the wake of the mid-season finale, ABC announced it would start a six-part digital mini-series about Yo-Yo called Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Slingshot, available on December 13 on the ABC app.
The ABC website for the mini-series explains what it will be about:
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Slingshot takes place shortly before the beginning of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4. The digital series features Elena “Yo-Yo” Rodriguez, an Inhuman with the ability to move at super-speed. As a person with powers, she must sign the Sokovia Accords. However, the restrictions of the Accords are in direct conflict with a personal mission she’s desperate to fulfill, one that will test her abilities and will include tense encounters with S.H.I.E.L.D. team members.
Per Natalia Cordova-Buckley’s Instagram, each episode of the mini-series will be about three to six minutes long, meaning the entire mini-series will be about twenty to thirty minutes.
In any case, I find it extremely hopeful that the first digital only project by Marvel is about a Hispanic woman who is also, technically, an immigrant.