At ABC’s TCA panel recently, the network revealed a lot regarding their relationship with Marvel with past and current shows such as Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D and Agent Carter. We heard a lot out of the panel, including the fact that the two are currently working on more Marvel-based shows, however one of the most interesting pieces of news came from ABC’s president Channing Dungey.
During the panel Dungey spoke to one of the Marvel shows that never saw the light of day, Marvel’s Most Wanted. The show which would have starred Adrianne Palicki and Nick Blood as Bobbi Morse and Lance Hunter following up on the character’s departure from Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. during the show’s third season. Many fans were eagerly anticipating the series, but earlier this year ABC finally confirmed that it hadn’t been picked up for a series. When asked why the show was ultimately passed over, Dungey explained that the pilot just wasn’t strong enough.
Most Wanted, ultimately at the end of the day, did not feel as strong as some of the other pilots that we shot. We talked about it with Marvel and we all came to an agreement that we want to figure out what the next show is that we do together, is something that we all feel is as creatively strong as it can be. It was a joint partnership between Marvel and ABC Studios. We certainly are open if they were to find another home for it to have that happen.
While it’s disappointing to see that Most Wanted won’t air alongside Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., it is good to know that Marvel had a say in the decision alongside ABC. Even better, ABC has left the door open for Marvel to bring the show to another platform. Of course, if the show were to find a home elsewhere, they’d still need to get Adrianne Palicki on board as the actress has already signed on to a 13-episode series for Fox.
For now, we can hope that the characters will return to S.H.I.E.L.D. in some capacity when season four kicks off on ABC this September.