Given Marvel's success in the TV world, it's natural more and more series are coming. The most recent one is also one of the most controversial among fans: 'Marvel's Most Wanted' with Bobbi Morse/Mockingbird and Lance Hunter.
This project was revealed a few months ago and was met by fans with doubts and fear: "What story is there for this series?" But Marvel is sticking to what they're known for: Taking Risks.
With the most recent episode of 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' setting up the series, new information on the pilot was to be expected.
SpoilerTV got a hold of a tentative logo for the series, which means it is likely to change when the series gets further in development:
They also reported that two new actors are joining the project, Oded Fehr ('The Mummy') and Fernanda Andrade ('The Devil Inside'). Keep in mind this are currently rumors.
In the most recent episode of AoS(H.I.E.L.D.), Bobbi Morse and Lance Hunter are disavowed by S.H.I.E.L.D. This is to set up 'Marvel's Most Wanted' which, thanks to its official synopsis, we know what it will be about:
'Marvel's Most Wanted' centers on Bobbi Morse (a.k.a. Mockingbird) and Lance Hunter of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., two ex-spies and ex-spouses who are on the run with no friends, no S.H.I.E.L.D. and a long list of enemies looking to claim a bounty on their heads. Able to trust no one but each other, Bobbi and Hunter form an uneasy alliance with Dominic Fortune (Delroy Lindo), a rogue adventurer with a wealth of resources and even more adversaries, who agrees to protect them so long as they help him with his own agenda. These two heroes will help anyone in need, all while trying to uncover the conspiracy that put their own lives in jeopardy.
Executive producer for AoS, Jeffrey Bell, spoke to Entertainment Weekly and had this to say regarding the plot and why it was important for them to distance themselves from S.H.I.E.L.D.:
Part of what we’re hoping to do with Bobbi and Hunter in the new show is to stake out some new territory and not make it a S.H.I.E.L.D. show. It is not a S.H.I.E.L.D. show. It is not a S.H.I.E.L.D. spin-off. It’s a show about these two characters living their life and the adventures that they have together. If the door was too wide open, I think it begs too many questions of, “Well, why don’t they call Coulson every week for this?” “Why didn’t these people come in?” Not that we can’t hopefully find ways to tie things together, but you didn’t want to leave it with such a wide open door that it was a separate branch of S.H.I.E.L.D. doing other S.H.I.E.L.D. stuff, that would ask you why these other characters weren’t involved in the day-to-day episodes.
He also explained how they are trying to make the series its own thing:
We’re trying to find our little corner of the sky. The Netflix shows have a certain feel and tone, Agent Carter had a certain feel and tone, and S.H.I.E.L.D. does, too. This is a show, at its heart, about a relationship. It’s about a man and a woman who love each other, who fight, who’ve been married, who got divorced, who are still together, and they also happen to be ex-spies who can kick ass. We’re looking to find a separate world for them in this larger universe, if that makes sense. Hopefully, tonally, you’ll look at it and it will have its own vibe.
So right out of the gate, we know we shouldn't expect this show to crossover often with its... parent (?) series.
Jeffrey Bell, executive producer for 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' and writer Paul Zbyszewski are developing the show and if it gets picked up, Zybszewski will serve as showrunner. It is expected to air later in 2016.
What do you think? Could this series be on par with 'Jessica Jones' and 'Daredevil'?