As the dust is clearing on ABC’s pickup frenzy today (the network is not done yet), here is an update on several pilots that were in contention but missed the cut.
Not going forward is Agents of SHIELD spinoff Marvel’s Most Wanted. The pilot had been getting mixed reviews, so the decision is not entirely surprising. Still, as a Marvel property, it had been in the running. It is unclear whether there will be further redevelopment as the project was already redeveloped once last summer. The spinoff was toplined by SHIELD standouts Adrianne Palicki and Nick Blood reprising their roles.
Two pilots that garnered buzz through various stages of pilot season, serialized drama The Jury, which follows the jurors on a murder trial, and comedy Pearl, starring Candice Bergen as a larger-than-life family matriarch, will be redeveloped.
Other pilots that had made hot list showings, drama The Death Of Eva Sofia Valdez starring Gina Torres and comedies Chunk & Bean and Dream Team, are not going forward.
Among those still awaiting a pickup is comedy pilot Speechless.