Oh no! :(
It seems like Captain America’s former love interest, Peggy Carter, will not be returning to the small screens because the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) has cancelled “Agent Carter” after 2 seasons.
According to Hollywood Reporter, although the Marvel spin-off series received strong praise and reviews from TV critics, it was never a breakthrough. The 2nd season finale only drew 2.35 million viewers, which is not enough for ABC to save the series.
“Agent Carter” is set in the 1940s after the events of “Captain America: The First Avengers”. The show stars agent Peggy Carter (played by Hayley Atwell) and it explores the backstories of Marvel characters like Howard Stark (played by Dominic Cooper), Jarvis Edwin (played by James D’Arcy), and Madame Masque (played by Wynn Everett) while tying into present-day events featured on ABC’s “Agents of SHIELD”.
The season concluded with a cliffhanger ending: A mysterious black figure shot Chief Jack Thompson (played by Chad Michael Murray) in his hotel and took away several fake documents that accuses Agent Carter of war crimes. The finale also showed Carter and Daniel Sousa’s (played by Enver Gjokaj) budding romance.
After the 10-episode season ended on 1st March, executive producer Tara Butters asked fans to show their support for the series on social media.
Many fans took to Twitter to show their love with the trending hashtag campaign, #RenewAgentCarter, urging ABC to continue the drama series. Some fans even started another campaign, #AgentCarterNetflix, hoping that Netflix can revive the series.
Everyone upset? Tweet #RenewAgentCarter and #AgentCarterNetflix right now. Let's trend y'all
— Sal (@salconlan) May 12, 2016
Who cancels perfection??? #RenewAgentCarter #AgentCarterNetflix #AgentCarterForever #HayleyAtwell pic.twitter.com/kexCIbnPVd
— (((Bobble Head Lives believes in The OA))) (@BobblHeadLives) May 13, 2016
But not to worry, Carter fans!
According to Screen Rant, actress Hayler Atwell will return next fall as the lead of a new ABC drama titled “Conviction”. The star will play the director of an newly formed agency that investigates wrongful convictions.
That having said, how are you taking the cancellation news? Should “Agent Carter” be allowed to go on? Or do you think that it’s for the greater good (whatever that may be)? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
Sources: Comic Book Resources, Hollywood Reporter, Screen Rant.
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