Rumored ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ spinoff gets its rumored stars

Per media reports — let's cite The Hollywood Reporter — ABC and Marvel have settled on the two characters to serve as the focus of its untitled “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” spinoff.

And I'm of two minds.

One mind says that it's terrific that Adrianne Palicki and Nick Blood will star in the potential “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” spinoff project that ABC and Marvel haven't said they're making. Palicki's Bobbi “Mockingbird” Morse and Blood's Lance Hunter have been two of the more consistently appealing characters in the second season of “S.H.I.E.L.D.” and there is absolutely no question that I would watch an hour of TV each week more focused around their characters, former spouses still working together as flirting, bickering badasses.

The other mind says that “Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” has been better in its second season, but the additions of Palicki and Blood have been a major part of that improvement. They're hardly the only people and things I like on “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” but they've been the clear new cast editions. So while I've definitely discovered that when they're properly handled, I liked Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker and Elizabeth Henstridge, in addition to folks like Ming-Na Wen and Clark Gregg. But when the plotting isn't on-point, I lose interest. On the other hand, I'll watch Palicki beat people with sticks and Blood be snarky and British and then watch the two of them flirt regardless of the context in which they do those things.

So I'd watch a Palicki/Blood spinoff, should it occur, but I don't know that an ideal spinoff should be one that would this dramatically reduce my interest in the mothership. [Also, I'll never not be disappointed that Nick Blood isn't playing a TV character named Nick Blood, because no matter what name you give a character played by Nick Blood, it'll never be a cooler name than Nick Blood.]

Jeffrey Bell and Paul Zbyszewski are crafting the potential spinoff, which would be set up by things happening as “S.H.I.E.L.D.” Season 2 comes to its end.

Would this spinoff interest you? Would it make you less interested in the main series?