ABC has been hush-hush about its plans for a new spinoff of Marvel series "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," but according to one report, its leads may already been in place.
Deadline writes that current "S.H.I.E.L.D." stars Adrianne Palicki and Nick Blood are set to headline the new series, which the trade says will have "a 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith' vibe." Palicki and Blood, who joined "S.H.I.E.L.D." this season, play Lance Hunter and Barbara "Bobbi" Morse (a.k.a. Mockingbird), ex-spouses who now work together for the superhero organization.
According to Deadline, "The spinoff is supposed to be set up by events from this season of 'S.H.I.E.L.D.,'" and "The setup of the spinoff would allow it to air concurrently" with the original series. The trade notes that the spinoff has yet to receive an official greenlight, though if it does get the go-ahead, ABC hopes to have a promo ready for the spring upfronts presentation.
Palicki, Blood, ABC, and Marvel all declined Deadline's requests for comment on the report. Stay tuned.
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