Expect to see more of agents Bobbi Morse and Lance Hunter in the field, as ABC has officially announced their order of a "Marvel's Most Wanted" pilot, starring Adrianne Palicki and Nick Blood reprising their "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." roles.
According to Deadline, the confirmation came Saturday from ABC President Paul Lee during a Television Critics Association panel. Reports of the pilot order first surfaced in August, after word of the "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." spinoff's development floated around during last year's pilot season, but this marks the first time the network has gone on record in its regard, with Lee confirming, "We are making it in the next few months."
"It's a really good script," Lee told reporters.
The show, featuring the exploits of Palicki and Blood as on-again, off-again partners in romance and adventure Morse and Hunter, will be executive produced by the "Agents S.H.I.E.L.D." team of Jeffrey Bell and Paul Zbyszewski. No air date has yet been announced. It would be the third Marvel Studios show on ABC, following "S.H.I.E.L.D." and "Agent Carter," the Haley Atwell-led series which will begin its second season Tuesday, January 19th. Lee says the network feels good about its current Marvel slate, but would not discuss whether any other MCU projects were in development.
"Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." returns on March 8th for the second half of its third season, at 9 PM on ABC.