Last spring at the network upfronts, ABC quietly killed the proposed Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spinoff that was slated to potentially star Adrianne Palicki as Bobbi Morse, a.k.a. Mockingbird, and Nick Blood as Lance Hunter. However, ABC President Paul Lee hinted that the project could still happen at some time in the future…and that time is now!
ABC has given a pilot order to Marvel’s Most Wanted, a potential new series on the network that will focus on Mockingbird and Hunter’s adventures together. Network insiders describe it as less of a spinoff and more of “an entirely new project solely focused on the two characters to continue their story.”
Marvel’s Most Wanted was created by Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. producers Jeffrey Bell and Paul Zbyszewski, who also co-wrote the pilot and they are slated to be the showrunners if it goes to series. Marvel Head of TV Jeph Loeb is also attached as an executive producer.
ABC has reportedly not yet decided when or how to premiere the potential spinoff, or if the upcoming third season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will directly lead into Marvel’s Most Wanted. Both Palicki and Blood are still listed as series regulars for the third season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., pending the fate of their new show. The introduction of Mockingbird and Hunter was widely credited for contributing to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s greatly improved second season.
For Palicki, this will be her second chance to headline a comic book TV series. In 2011, she was chosen as NBC’s Wonder Woman for the David E. Kelley-produced pilot that did not go to series. She has previously guest starred on Smallville and Supernatural in addition to her starring role in Friday Night Lights and her roles in G.I. Joe Retaliation and John Wick. Aside from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Blood is best known for his roles in Trollied, Babylon, and Misfits.
While we still wait with bated breath to find out what John Ridley’s top-secret Marvel TV project is, let’s take a look at a slew of other Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spin-offs we’d like to see on The Dan Cave:
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. fans, will you follow Mockingbird and Hunter to their new show? Send out a warrant in our comment section below!