ABC have given the thumbs up for a pilot order of Marvels ‘Marvels Most Wanted’, which will see Adrianne Palicki reprise the role of Mockingbird, who made her first appearance as a recurring character during the second season of ‘Marvels: Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.’
‘Marvels Most Wanted’ will focus on the characters early adventures adventures.
Variety have learned that Marvel is in the process of closing a deal for the series.
The show will centre on will focus on popular “SHIELD” characters Adrianne Palicki‘s Bobbi Morse (also known as Mockingbird) and Nick Blood’s Lance Hunter. The two actors will top-line the pilot and prospective series.
“SHIELD” producers Jeffrey Bell and Paul Zbyszewski co-created the project for Marvel and ABC Studios, co-writing the pilot. They will serve as showrunners and exec producers together with Marvel’s head of television Jeph Loeb also exec producing.
Insiders at ABC are saying that ‘Marvels Most Wanted’ will not be a spin-off from ‘Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.’, but will be more of its own series, which will take a closer look at the story of Mockingbird and Lance Hunter, who prior to appearing on AOS had worked together and were married. Though plot details are scarce at this point, “Marvel’s Most Wanted” will follow the pair and their adventures together.
At this time, ABC has not made any decisions regarding premiere date or a path of introduction, such as introducing the new show as a planted episode during “SHIELD.”
An ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ offshoot was initially reported in April, but was soon shot down with the network deciding not to move forward. However, during New York Upfronts this spring, ABC president Paul Lee alluded to the possibility of the series being resurrected, teasing, “It certainly is a possibility of spinning them off.”
Lee added that “SHIELD” had hit its creative stride, suggesting that the net didn’t want to mess around with a formula that was working — which includes Palicki and Blood’s storylines. “We absolutely love those characters on ‘SHIELD,’” he said, at the time.