Remember When Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Mockingbird Was Going To Get Her Own Spinoff Series?

Adrianne Palicki as Bobbi Morse/Mockingbird for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. may be over, but the show’s legacy still lives on through the fans who fell in love with Phil Coulson’s eclectic team of operatives. After seven seasons, viewers became quite fond of characters like Daisy “Quake Johnson” and resident genius couple Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons (FItzSimmons). Amid all of the faces that have passed through the show, there was one character who managed to really capture fans’ attention during the early years of the series – Bobbi Morse (a.k.a. Mockingbird).

Years after her departure from the show, many still want to see Adrianne Palicki’s heroine get her own vehicle. However, it actually came very close to becoming a reality years ago; those involved don't want us to forget it either.

Geoff Thorne, who currently serves as a writer on Power Book II: Ghost, recently took to Twitter to talk about that time he actually wrote a pilot for a Mockingbird TV show that was to star Adrianne Palicki in the titular role. Check out his post below.

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Sometime after Geoff Thorne posted his message, Mockingbird herself Adrianne Palicki retweeted it with a sweet gif:

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This news may come as a major surprise to some, though Mockingbird was actually supposed to hit the small screen before Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ever aired its first episode. Back in 2011, a project was in the works at ABC family that allegedly would have seen a college-aged Bobbi Morse on adventures.

The Mockingbird series wasn’t the only attempt at giving Bobbi Morse her own vehicle, either. After Palicki and S.H.I.E.L.D. co-star Nick Blood (who played her ex, Lance Hunter) were written out in Season 3, a pilot was shot for a spinoff entitled Marvel’s Most Wanted. Unfortunately, ABC did not pick up the show to series.

Mockingbird was the closest thing Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. had to a starring superhero, until Daisy gained her powers and became Quake. Still, Bobbi definitely held things down, and Adrianne Palicki proved that she was more than perfect for the role. Her character had a lot of upside, and it would still be great to see her return in her own show. Plus, Palicki has expressed interest in playing the role again. And c'mon, tell me you're not a little interested in this script?

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Given that Marvel TV has now been folded into Marvel Studios and most TV projects are now directly tied to the MCU, the chances of such a show happening are likely slim. Still, it never hurts to imagine what could have been.

The first six seasons of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. are currently streaming on Netflix, while Season 7 is available to stream on Hulu.

Erik Swann
Senior Content Producer

Covering superheroes, sci-fi, comedy, and almost anything else in film and TV. I eat more pizza than the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.