ABC and Marvel are giving the Lance Hunter-Bobbi Morse spin off a second try with the pilot Marvel’s Most Wanted. The two characters were great additions to the Agents of SHIELD’s second season. The estranged husband and wife were originally set to play Marvel’s version of Mr. and Mrs. Smith. No details about the new series have been released except for the two stars’ involvement.
This new pilot got me thinking about spin offs. There are many supporting characters from series that would make great leads. Some shows even have smaller worlds or parts of the series that could take on a life on their own. Revivals and reboots are all the rage these days, but sometimes taking a character from an existing series or introducing a character in preparation of a new show can result in your new favorite series. The Flash, Private Practice, Better Call Saul and Angel are examples of successful series that built off an existing show. I put together some characters or component from existing series that would make great spin offs. I even went back and used some great series of years past. Here’s a list of 11 potential spin offs, past or present, that I would watch.
2. The Brody Family (Brothers & Sisters)
Beau Bridges was a breath of fresh air as Nick Brody on the final season of Brothers and Sisters. The series ended with Sarah Walker Laurent learning just how large her family has become. I’d watch Sarah take her husband and go meet the Brodys. Nora would join her to give her relationship with Nick Brody a real chance. You can pepper the Walkers over the run of episodes or not, but the Brodys would take the reins this time arond. From the looks of his wild daughter, Nick Brody’s family is quite the fascinating bunch. A bit darker and more broken than the Walkers...even in the start.
Now with all the television over the years, there have been numerous characters worthy of spin offs. Let us know what characters you’d follow onto another series by using #MyTV2Cents! Follow us at @TheTwoCents.