Why Didn’t ABC Want ‘Marvel’s Most Wanted’?

When Hunter and Bobbi left Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. last season, the assumption was that they were leaving to go to a spinoff of their own, which would be called Marvel’s Most Wanted. Unfortunately, ABC passed on the pilot. CinemaBlend reports that Channing Dungey, the new ABC president, explained the network’s decision as follows:

Marvel’s Most Wanted, 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 wanted to figure out what the next show that we do together [is] and we all feel is as creatively strong as it can be.

That seems pretty clear, and not too surprising given that neither the canceled Agent Carter nor the mothership, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., have delivered amazing ratings for ABC. But what does that mean for Bobbi and Hunter? Could we see them back with SHIELD? The outlook there is not so straightforward. Adrianne Palicki has signed on to a new show on FOX. Perhaps she would still be free for the occasional appearance on S.H.I.E.L.D. this upcoming fall season, but nothing is for sure at this point.

Marvel's most unwanted?

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Are you still bummed that we won’t be getting to see a Mockingbird-led spinoff on TV anytime soon? Wishing they’d never left the original show? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season four will begin Tuesday, September 20, at 10pm on ABC.