Deadline has announced that they are hearing the reported Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spin-off will have Adrianne Palicki and Nick Blood as the leads. We were pretty high on both the idea of a Mockingbird centric show or a more sci-fi based Agents of S.W.O.R.D. show, so it’s no surprise that they went this route. Additionally, Deadline adds that the show is setup to air concurrently with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., so this is not meant to be an Agent Carter replacement (there’s still hope!).
What is still not entirely known is how the show will go about differentiating itself from its predecessor. As Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. dives more into the Inhuman side of things and Hydra appearing to be an afterthought after Season 2 and Avengers: Age of Ultron has concluded, it’s hard to speculate on where the show might go with such grounded and espionage based characters as leads. Nick Blood‘s character Lancer Hunter is known in the comics as the head of S.T.R.I.K.E., a S.H.I.E.L.D. like entity located in the UK. Maybe they could possibly be going across the pond to help clean up after the aftermath of Avengers: Age of Ultron? We’ve speculated in the past on how a Mockingbird based show could work, so I’m pretty confident in what Marvel Television has to offer us here.