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.
11. Sara Ellis (White Collar)
When we’re introduced to Sara Ellis she calls herself a “white-collar bounty hunter” and suddenly a potential new series appears out of thin air. White Collar did the character a disservice when she was regulated to a romantic storyline, but it’s understandable because the series was Neal and Peter's story. Now following Sara track down items on her company’s behalf could have been fun to watch. She could go solo around the world, start her own insurance company or even have her current employer form a team to go after the high priority items. Sara Ellis would have been a great way to open up the world of White Collar and a post-One Tree Hill Hilarie Burton was definitely up for the challenge of headlining a series.
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.