On the film side of its cinematic universe, Marvel recently finished up Phase 2 with Ant-Man, and will launch Phase 3 next year with Captain America: Civil War. On TV, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will soon be entering season 3, and Agent Carter is expected to return for season 2 early in 2016. As for Marvel’s Netflix universe, it debuted earlier this year with Daredevil and will grow to include Jessica Jones later this fall.
In addition to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter, Marvel and ABC were reportedly working on two other series, one with American Crime showrunner John Ridley and a show following Bobbi Morse a.k.a Mockingbird (Adrianne Palicki) and Lance Hunter (Nick Blood). Though the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spinoff failed to move ahead at ABC earlier this spring, in favor of keeping the characters on Marvel’s flagship network show, it now seems Mockingbird and Hunter will in fact be headlining their own pilot after all.
Variety is reporting ABC is in the process of closing a deal to order a pilot centered on Palicki’s Mockingbird and Blood’s Hunter titled Marvel’s Most Wanted. Though little is known about the series, the drama is not being called a spinoff, but an entirely new show focused on continuing the stories of these two established characters.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. producers Jeffrey Bell and Paul Zbyszewski co-created the series and co-wrote the pilot. They will serve as showrunners and executive producers, with Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb also executive producing. Additionally, the network has not yet decided how the series will be introduced, in the continuity of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – whether with a backdoor pilot or not – or when it eventually premieres, though that will likely not be before Fall 2016.
For now, Palicki and Blood are set to reprise their roles on season 3 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which will follow the Secret Warriors storyline from the Marvel comics. S.H.I.E.L.D. director Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) will assemble a team of superpowered individuals and Inhumans along with the help of Daisy Johnson a.k.a. Quake (Chloe Bennet). Additionally, season 3 will introduce a “mysterious new group” headed by a character played by Constance Zimmer (UnREAL) who will also be searching for Inhumans.
Of course, with so little known about Marvel’s Most Wanted, it’s difficult to say what fans can to expect from the new series. Since the show is said to continue the stories of the characters, season 3 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will likely shed some light on how Marvel’s Most Wanted will fit into ABC’s corner of the MCU. However, it’s unclear at this point how Mockingbird and Hunter will fit into the series they are currently on, especially with so many balls in the air between the Inhumans, Ward rebuilding Hydra, and the mystery of Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge).
That being said, the duo’s (largely separate) story conclusion in the season 2 finale offered some insight into what to expect from a show headlined by Mockingbird and Hunter – that is, an entertaining action series with plenty of character drama and fun quipping. Additionally, the Marvel series will likely interest many viewers simply because of Mockingbird and Hunter’s involvement, as the characters have quickly became fan-favorites. But we’ll learn more about Marvel’s Most Wanted as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 3 progresses and the new show is further developed.
What do you think of Marvel’s Most Wanted? Are you excited to see Mockingbird and Lance Hunter on their own show? Sound off in the comments!
Daredevil is currently available on Netflix. Jessica Jones premieres in Fall 2015, followed by Luke Cage and Daredevil season 2 in 2016. Season 3 of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premieres Tuesday, September 29 at 9:00 PM ET on ABC. Agent Carter will air season 2 in early 2016. Stay tuned to Screen Rant for more information about Marvel’s Most Wanted as it becomes available.