Despite the it is/it isn’t happening status of the Agents of SHIELD spinoff, Marvel’s Most Wanted, ABC has now officially put it forward to go to pilot after all…
The series will focus on Bobbi Morse (Adrianne Palicki) and Lance Hunter (Nick Blood) and was officially confirmed by ABC President Paul Lee at the 2016 winter Television Critics Association press tour: “We’re absolutely doing that one. I just announced that we’re going to pilot on Marvel’s Most Wanted, which is a spinoff.”
“We love the script [and] we think it’s going to be great. We’re doing that in the next few months.”
When pressed about the future of Agents of SHIELD (i.e. will it be renewed again) and progress on the other rumoured show Damage Control (read about that one here), Lee said: “I can’t speak to what happens beyond May, but I’m feeling good about SHIELD.” he then added, “We feel very good about our Marvel franchises. We have two Marvel shows obviously being Agent Carter and obviously being SHIELD, and we have one in development, which we’re making a pilot of (Most Wanted).”
Is this confirmation that damage Control isn’t happening? Well, it’s certainly not on the immediate radar, that’s for sure.
Agents of SHIELD producers Jeff Bell and Paul Zbyszewski co-created the project for Marvel and ABC Studios and co-wrote the pilot. They’ll also be showrunners and executive-producers. Marvel’s head of television Jeph Loeb will also exec-produce.