The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spinoff starring Mockingbird and Lance Hunter has been reimagined and ordered to pilot!
The new series starring Adrianne Palicki and Nick Blood is titled Marvel’s Most Wanted and received a pilot order from ABC and Marvel this afternoon. The show is described as not being a spinoff but “a new take focusing on the same duo and their continuing adventures,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Thankfully, the same producers behind the original idea for this show — Jeffrey Bell, Paul Zbyszewski, and Jeph Loeb — are back for the new take.
With the series just getting under development, it’s too early to say when it’ll launch or if ABC will include a back-door pilot in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 3, which is premiering next month. However, it seems likely that the initial tone of Most Wanted will be determined by upcoming events of season 3, which appear even more moody, complex, and painful than last season.
On that note, it doesn’t seem as though Bobbi and Hunter would transition easily into a lighthearted caper series at this point. After all, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 2 ended with Bobbi – having barely survived torture at Ward’s hands, and nearly sacrificing her own life for Hunter’s – admitting to her ex that she “couldn’t do this anymore.” It seems likely like that even the joke-happy Hunter will be changed as well, so fans are left to speculate in the dark on the tone and concept of the new series.
If it goes to series, Most Wanted will be the third Marvel series to grace ABC. The second, Agent Carter, airs during S.H.I.E.L.D.’s mid-season break. We wonder where ABC will be looking to place Marvel’s Most Wanted — perhaps in the winter?
Meanwhile, Netflix has four Marvel series in development. The first, Daredevil, premiered earlier this year. The second one, Jessica Jones, premieres this winter.
Look at all of this Marvel programming in between movies! It’s a great time to be a fan of this cinematic universe.
News of a new series starring Mockingbird and Lance Hunter was first reported in April, but like we said above, the new show is a reimagining of the concept.
What would you like to see in ‘Marvel’s Most Wanted’?
Maybe it’s time to remove the Mockingbird show off our list of canceled pilots from the 2015 – 2016 season?