Report: MARVEL's MOST WANTED Not Wanted by ABC

Adrianne Palicki in her S.H.I.E.L.D. Mockingbird costume
Adrianne Palicki in her S.H.I.E.L.D. Mockingbird costume
Credit: ABC/Marvel Studios

Marvel Studios may be on an almost unprecedented winning streak on the big screen and Netflix seems like another winning play, but their broadcast network-ABC corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe isn't quite hitting home runs like their theatrical and streaming cousins. 

According to Variety, fresh off the cancellation of Agent Carter , ABC has passed on the pilot of what was once considered an almost certain-pick-up, the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spin-off Marvel's Most Wanted for the upcoming season.

The series would have focused on Bobbi Morse/Mockingbird (Adrianne Palicki) and Lance Hunter (Nick Blood). Delroy Lindo was also cast as Marvel Comics character Dominic Fortune. There is no word if Palicki or Blood will return to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which was renewed for a fourth season by the Disney-owned network back in March.

This is the second time a Mockingbird S.H.I.E.L.D. spin-off has been cancelled. ABC was originally developing one for the 2015-2016 season but cancelled plans at this same time last year, only to revive it again as Most Wanted.

There has been no word on the prospective Damage Control series, which ABC reportedly ordered a pilot episode for in late 2015. Cloak & Dagger is in development for the Disney-owned network Freeform and ABC had been developing an MCU mystery series by John Ridley, but no new details have emerged about the latter project for some time. Ridley said the project was "still very much alive" in January.

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