The first reported details of ABC's in-development "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." spinoff have arrived courtesy of Deadline, who report Adrianne Palicki and Nick Blood are "finalizing deals" to star in the show. Marvel, ABC and representatives for both actors declined comment in Deadline's story.
Palicki and Blood joined "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." in its current second season, as the former married couple of S.H.I.E.L.D. veteran Bobbi Morse/Mockingbird and mercenary agent Lance Hunter. The pilot is currently being written by "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." executive producer Jeffrey Bell and co-executive producer Paul Zbyszewski, who developed the series, and Deadline reports ABC will likely wait to make a decision on the series until the script is finished. Zbyszewski is reportedly expected to serve as showrunner if the series is picked up.
A third season of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." has not yet been made official, nor has a second round of "Marvel's Agent Carter." In addition to both existing shows and the potential "S.H.I.E.L.D." spinoff, last week it was reported that Oscar-winning "12 Years a Slave" screenwriter John Ridley was working on a Marvel Television for ABC, which recent unconfirmed rumors have targeted as possibly starring Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel, a popular and relatively new addition to Marvel's comic book lore.