Sadly those hoping for a third season of Agent Carter, including me, will have to do without as ABC has cancelled the series. Actress Hayley Atwell who portrays Agent Peggy Carter in the series has already signed on to new series Conviction which is also created by ABC Network. It’s unlikely another network would pick it up for a third season since Hayley has moved on and is working on another TV series. Maybe it could happen in a few years or maybe Agent Carter could still appear in cameo roles in Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD or future films in the Marvel cinematic universe.
Had Agent Carter been a standalone series instead of a TV series to fill the gap for Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD mid-season then maybe it could’ve stood a better chance in the ratings war. It’s sad to see another brilliantly acted and written series cancelled and yet others manage to cling on for endless seasons due to their large fan bases. Agent Carter had so much more potential but sadly the plug was pulled and now they won’t get the chance to finish telling Agent Carter’s story. It could be that her story would be concluded through comics or like I mentioned earlier with cameo appearances in Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD or future films in the Marvel cinematic universe.
As someone hoping to attend an Agent Carter panel at San Diego Comic-Con International I’m saddened by this news but I imagine Hayley Atwell will still attend to promote her upcoming new TV series called Conviction.
In “Conviction,” Atwell stars as a lawyer and the former First Daughter Hayes Morrison, who is about to accept a job offered from her NY District Attorney Wayne Wallis (Eddie Cahill), to avoid jail time for cocaine possession and avoid hurting her mother’s Senate campaign. Working with his team at the new Conviction Integrity Unit will let her use her brilliant mind to turn over cases where there is credible suspicion of wrongful conviction, and give her a chance to turn things around with her high-powered political family.
Shawn Ashmore, Merrin Dungey, Emily Kinney, Manny Montana and Daniel DiTomasso also star. The series was created by Liz Friedman (“Elementary,” “Marvel’s Jessica Jones”) and director Liz Friedlander (“The Following”), and will be exec produced by Mark Gordon. ABC Studios and The Mark Gordon Company are producing the drama.
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