Around this time last year, ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ executive producer Jeffrey Bell and writer Paul Zbyszewski announced that they were developing a spinoff featuring Adrianne Palicki and Nick Blood’s fan favorite agents Bobbi Morse (AKA Mockingbird) and Lance Hunter. We later found out that the show would be called ‘Most Wanted’‘and it would follow the former S.H.I.E.L.D. agents on the run as they attempt to avoid the long list of their enemies seeking to claim a bounty on their heads. The production really started to heat up as ABC gave the show a pilot order and new cast members played Delroy Lindo, Oded Fehr, and Fernana Andrade were added to the show as the leads were written off the flagship program during the March 22nd episode with an extremely heartbreaking goodbye. However, following the news that ‘Agent Carter’ has been cancelled, it appears that things aren’t looking any better for Bobbi and Hunter’s corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the network has chosen not to move forward with ‘Most Wanted’. In a statement from Marvel Television President Jeph Loeb, the executive producer of the terminated series expressed his gratitude towards everyone involved in trying to make the spinoff happen:
“We’re very proud of all the hard work, from Jeff Bell and Paul Zbyszewski’s writing and producing to the incredible cast, especially the supremely talented Adrianne Palicki and Nick Blood, who we adore.”
Knowing that the people behind the scenes love the on-again, off-again couple as much as we do, does that mean that we could be seeing them again in the future? That could prove to be very difficult considering the way that they were written off of ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ earlier this season, but it’s entirely possible that showrunners Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen could rework the ‘Most Wanted’ pilot into a fourth season episode. Or maybe Loeb and company can brand the pilot as a Marvel One-Shot that airs on ABC as a one-off special. Either way, let’s hope that this isn’t the last time that we see the Mr. and Mrs. Smith of the MCU.
Are you disappointed that ABC isn’t moving forward with ‘Most Wanted’? Do you think that Bobbi Morse and Lance Hunter will be written back onto ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ since their own show didn’t pan out? Share your speculation in the comments below.
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