Palicki and Blood play ex-husband-and-wife duo Lance Hunter and Bobbi Morse in the hit series, but bosses at America's ABC network are eyeing a project which would put the complicated pair at the forefront.

While details of the potential spin-off are being kept secret, it will be led by S.H.I.E.L.D. executive producer Jeffrey Bell and series writer Paul Zbyszewski, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The news comes hours after 12 Years a Slave scribe John Ridley confirmed he is working with Marvel executives on a mystery show on ABC, but also refused to share any details about which comic book characters he will be helping to bring to life onscreen.

More: Page 3 - The Year's Favourites Are Chosen At The 2014 People's ...

The Wrap: 'Agents of SHIELD' Spinoff to Star Adrianne Palicki, Nick Blood ...