ABC will have a smaller Marvel presence this coming TV season than in recent years, as the network has officially passed on planned "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." spinoff "Marvel's Most Wanted," as reported Thursday by The Hollywood Reporter. The show, which made it to the pilot stage, was to star "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." vets Adrianne Palicki and Nick Blood, in their roles as Bobbi Morse and Lance Hunter.
Following the cancellation of "Agent Carter," which was reported earlier on Thursday, ABC will have just one Marvel Television series on its 2016-2017 lineup; "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," entering its fourth season. It's not yet known if Palicki and Blood, who were "S.H.I.E.L.D." regulars and departed the show midway through its current season, will return to the flagship series now that "Marvel's Most Wanted" isn't moving forward.
"Marvel's Most Wanted" was headed by "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." co-executive producer Paul Zbyszewski, whose credits also include "Hawaii Five-0," "Lost" and "Day Break." Delroy Lindo was cast as long-running Marvel Comics character Dominic Fortune, and Oded Fehr and Fernanda Andrade were also part of the pilot cast. It remains to be seen if these actors will appear on "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." in any capacity.