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Marvel's Most Wanted dead at ABC

The 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' spin-off is not moving forward

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ABC has passed on ordering the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spin-off Marvel’s Most Wanted to series, EW has learned.

Most Wanted was set to follow Bobbi Morse (Adrianne Palicki) and Lance Hunter (Nick Blood) on the run with a long list of enemies looking to claim a bounty on their heads. They form an uneasy alliance with rogue adventurer Dominic Fortune (Delroy Lindo), who agrees to protect them so long as they help with his agenda.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Jeffrey Bell and Paul Zbyszewski were set to write and executive-produce with Jeph Loeb. Get details on what would’ve been here and here.

This is the second time ABC has passed on the Palicki and Blood-fronted spin-off. ABC initially developed the project last season, but decided not to move forward with it when announcing its new shows at upfronts last year. But the project still had a pulse, leading to a sort of backdoor pilot this year on S.H.I.E.L.D., in which Palicki and Blood’s characters departed the team in a way that made it so they likely could not return. Whether they are indeed gone for good, however, remains to be seen now that Most Wanted is not moving forward. 

“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,” Loeb tells EW in a statement.

The news comes on the heels of Agent Carter’s cancellation, meaning Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is the only Marvel project currently at ABC.

To find out the fates of the rest of your favorite shows, here’s our Deathwatch list of safe, renewed, and bubble shows.