Though the very best of the MCU has been not-so-quietly blooming on Netflix, what with Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and the imminent Luke Cage series, there’s no counting out basic cable’s take on the world of Marvel. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been doing very well over on ABC, and the network recently announced an anticipated spin-off from the series, originally called Mockingbird but now known as Marvel’s Most Wanted. The original title is a direct reference to Adrianne Palicki‘s character, Bobbi Morse’s, nickname on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., who will be teaming up with ex-husband Lance Hunter (Nick Blood) in the spin-off. And now we have a full official synopsis of what we should expect from Marvel’s Most Wanted.
I’m admittedly not well-versed in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s general narrative, but there’s no harm in anchoring any series, Marvel or otherwise, with Palicki, who was one of the primary breakouts, alongside Kyle Chandler, Jesse Plemons, and Taylor Kitsch, from Friday Night Lights. She also recently did some solid work in the surprising hit John Wick and the undervalued About a Boy series, but Mockingbird is exactly the kind of role she’s perfect for. There’s no word as of yet about when we’ll get to see Marvel’s Most Wanted but it’s currently slated to be release some time in 2016.
Here’s the official synopsis for Marvel’s Most Wanted:
Centers on Bobbi Morse (a.k.a. Mockingbird) and Lance Hunter of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., two ex-spies and ex-spouses who are on the run with no friends, no S.H.I.E.L.D. and a long list of enemies looking to claim a bounty on their heads. Able to trust no one but each other, Bobbi and Hunter form an uneasy alliance with Dominic Fortune, a rogue adventurer with a wealth of resources and even more adversaries, who agrees to protect them so long as they help him with his own agenda. These two heroes will help anyone in need, all while trying to uncover the conspiracy that put their own lives in jeopardy.
Cast: Adrianne Palicki, Nick Blood, Delroy Lindo