Mockingbird Series Marvel’s Most Wanted Gets Pilot Order at ABC

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ABC and Marvel are pursuing an Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.–related project that would focus on Adrianne Palicki's Mockingbird and Nick Blood's Lance Hunter, Variety reports. The network has ordered a pilot from the potential series, titled Marvel's Most Wanted, and hopes to fashion a story that's less a spinoff and more a stand-alone. Plot and logistical details are slim, but the trades note there's a possibility the show could bow as a backdoor pilot in the forthcoming season of S.H.I.E.L.D. just in case. That episode and (maybe) ensuing series would solely follow Mockingbird and Lance Hunter's espionage adventures. (If only Riggins could see Tyra now.) S.H.I.E.L.D. producers Jeff Bell and Paul Zbyszewski co-created Most Wanted and co-wrote the pilot; they'll also be showrunners and, along with Jeph Loeb, executive producers if the show gets picked up.