ABC Orders 'Marvel's Most Wanted' Pilot Featuring Mockingbird and Lance Hunter

Friday, 21 August 2015 - 9:47AM
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Friday, 21 August 2015 - 9:47AM
ABC Orders 'Marvel's Most Wanted' Pilot Featuring Mockingbird and Lance Hunter
The Mockingbird-centric Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spin-off has seemingly been touch-and-go, but now it's officially a go, as ABC has ordered a pilot starring Adrianna Palicki as Bobbie Morse and Nick Blood as Lance Hunter, which will be called "Marvel's Most Wanted."

According to Variety, who first broke the news, the series has been re-worked after it was proposed and then halted earlier this year. They also claimed that studio insiders say the show is "not a spinoff, per se, but rather an entirely new project solely focused on the two characters to continue their story." So, it's a spin-off.

It's definitely a spin-off, as it "continues their story" from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and will likely get a backdoor pilot on the parent show. Every spin-off is supposed to be a new story, that's like saying The Flash isn't a spin-off of Arrow. But they're probably referring to the fact that they decided not to move forward with the original spin-off and made it more distinct from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (but will still use the same characters, whatever). 

The original proposal was originally struck down by the network because Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has "finally hit its creative stride," according to ABC president Paul Lee, largely due to the presence of Palicki and Blood, and they didn't want to rock the boat. This is a concern, as Bobbi Morse definitely livens things up on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but that's probably all the more reason to give her her own show (plus, the Friday Night Lights fan in me is over the moon to see her gain more prominence). 

ABC will be chock-full of Marvel for the next few television seasons, as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns for its third season this fall and Agent Carter returns for season two in midseason. The network is also developing a top-secret Marvel project with Oscar winner John Ridley.
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