The Marvel Cinematic Universe has grown to include a successful film franchise – which will continue with Captain America: Civil War this spring – as well as two ever-growing TV universes, one on ABC and one on Netflix. ABC debuted the first television series included in the MCU, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., back in 2013, then followed it up with the midseason relief show Agent Carter. Now, ABC has a number of television series in various stages of development, including an untitled project from John Ridley, a half-hour comedy based on the Damage Control comics, an untitled comedy project, and the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spinoff Marvel’s Most Wanted.
Rumors of the spinoff began circling during Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 2, then it was announced prior to season 3 that the show would be titled Marvel’s Most Wanted and feature Bobbi Morse (Adrianne Palicki) and Lance Hunter (Nick Blood). ABC officially ordered Most Wanted to pilot earlier this year and a handful of actors joined the cast, including Delroy Lindo as Dominic Fortune and Fernanda Andrade as his niece Christina Santos. Now, Andrade has teased her role in Most Wanted as well as what fans can expect from the series.
In an interview with CBR at the premiere of Captain America: Civil War, Andrade spoke about Marvel’s Most Wanted in broad terms, teasing the tone of the show:
It follows Bobbi Morse and Lance Hunter. They’re ex-agent spies, and they’ve gone rogue. It’s kind of this whole brave new world for them because they’ve got nobody to watch their backs. And they make this unlikely alliance with Dominic Fortune and Christina Santos, which is my character – they’re partners. It’s a really fun show because it’s totally unpredictable. Nobody has any real alliances, so you never know who to trust.
Andrade’s description of Most Wanted falls in line with the previously released official synopsis for the series, which highlighted Bobbi and Hunter’s adventures after leaving S.H.I.E.L.D. The characters were given a sendoff from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in the season 3 episode, ‘Parting Shot.’ The episode also worked somewhat as a backdoor pilot for Most Wanted since it largely focused on the relationship between the two characters, which will be at the center of the spinoff.
However, it seems Marvel’s Most Wanted will also explore Bobbi and Hunter’s relationships with Dominic Fortune and Christina Santos as well. Andrade revealed that her character “has some history with Hunter,” though she couldn’t go into further detail. But, she did elaborate on her character’s abilities:
She’s tough. She’s badass. She has these really special skills. She just kind of knows how to work things, like weapons and cars. But a lot of her story and who she is and where her loyalties lie are still unknown.
As for whether Christina will be featured in a lot of action sequences, Andrade was a bit less forthcoming, simply saying “everybody get’s a lot of action! It’s just packed.” Of course, that shouldn’t come as a surprising considering most of ABC’s Marvel lineup tends to blend action with drama.
Given the premise of Marvel’s Most Wanted and the characters involved, it seems likely the show will balance Bobbi’s abilities as a spy and Hunter’s humor with these mysterious new characters to craft an entertaining and action-packed drama. But, with Marvel’s Most Wanted still in the pilot stages, it may be some time before we see any footage or learn much more about this Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spinoff.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. continues with ‘The Singularity’ Tuesday April 26th at 9pm on ABC. We’ll bring you more details on Marvel’s Most Wanted as they become available.