Earlier this year, there was discussion about Marvel and ABC creating a spin-off from Marvel’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. but those plans were put to a halt until now. According to Variety, ABC is closing in on a deal to greenlight a pilot centered around Mockingbird titled Marvel’s MOST WANTED.
The drama will focus on S.H.I.E.L.D. characters Mockingbird and Lance Hunter. Adrianne Palicki and Nick Blood are set to reprise their roles in the prospective series. Right now it exists only as a pilot order with S.H.I.E.L.D. producers Jeff Bell and Paul Zbyszewski writing the script and aiming to serve as showrunner. Jeph Loeb will also be involved.
At this time, ABC has not made any decisions regarding a premiere date or if the series will intertwine with AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.. When the idea was originally reported in April, ABC execs put it on the backburner to focus primarily on S.H.I.E.L.D., however, during the New York Upfronts this spring, president Paul Lee alluded to the possibility of it being resurrected, saying, “It certainly is a possibility of spinning them off.”
With AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. returning for Season 3 and AGENT CARTER returning for Season 2, it seems there’s still a large Marvel demand at ABC.