Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. fans may be seeing much more of Mockingbird.
Adrianne Palicki and Nick Blood have been tapped to star in the potential Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spinoff, EW has confirmed. Marvel and ABC declined to comment. Deadline.com first reported the news.
Palicki and Blood both joined the ABC super series in season 2. Friday Night Lights alum Palicki plays Bobbi Morse, otherwise known as Mockingbird, while British actor Blood portrays her former husband and mercenary, Lance Hunter. The new duo have provided a fun Mr. and Mrs. Smith-like dynamic that would surely play into the spinoff. Currently, however, the on-again-off-again couple are on the rocks after Morse deceived Coulson (Clark Gregg) and his team in order to steal Fury’s (Samuel L. Jackson) toolbox for another faction of S.H.I.E.L.D. headed up by Edward James Olmos, among others.
First reported by EW, the spinoff is being developed by S.H.I.E.L.D. executive producer Jeffrey Bell (Angel, The X-Files) and S.H.I.E.L.D. writer Paul Zbyszewski (Lost, Hawaii Five-0).