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CCI | Marvel Unveils Plans For Mockingbird Live-Action Series

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Marvel’s fledgling television division has added one more live-action series to a development slate that already boasts Hulk, Cloak & Dagger and AKA Jessica Jones.

Head of Television Jeph Loeb announced this afternoon at Comic-Con International in San Diego that Mockingbird is in the works for corporate sibling ABC Family, depicting Marvel comics character Bobbi Morse as “a Peter Parker nerd” recruited as a spy by a secret organization. He described the premise as “Alias meets Felicity.”

In the comics, Mockingbird is a scientist turned S.H.I.E.L.D. agent turned Avenger. She’s an expert hand-to-hand combatant with a PhD in biology who’s trained in a variety of weapons, but is partial to using a pair of batons.

Loeb offered details on the previously announced live-action projects, telling the audience that ABC’s AKA Jessica Jones, based on Alias by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos, will feature Luke Cage and Carol Danvers. He also revealed that Cloak & Dagger will be set in post-Katrina New Orleans and center on “two teenagers who discover each other and find their powers both complement and complicate their lives.”

On the animated front, Loeb announced Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., headed up by Paul Dini and featuring Hulk, Red Hulk, She-Hulk and A-Bomb.