Since it was officially cancelled back in May, True Believers have been hoping that ‘Agent Carter’ would find a new home on some other network or platform. Although, when Netflix revealed that they would not be picking up Peggy Carter’s corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, hope seemed all but lost. However, it appears that the show’s stars aren’t the only ones keeping the faith. Apparently Marvel TV top brass are also hopeful that everyone’s favorite SSR Agent will return in some way.
While speaking to TV Line, Marvel Television President Jeph Loeb discussed the fate of ‘Agent Carter’ and it’s possible future. First regarding the cancellation, Loeb started by sharing the differences between the House of Ideas’ films and TV shows in terms of who ultimately decides their fates:
“[Marvel Studios schedulers] get to say, ‘In 2019, were going to bring you Captain Marvel,’ and when it shows up in a movie theater, [no theater owner] is going, ‘Whoa, hold on a second — we didn’t say that that was OK!’ What Marvel Television does every day is it connects with our partners — ABC, FX, Fox, Netflix, Freeform — and they tell us when they would like it. So the short answer is: Sure, if someone wants to call and say, ‘We want a two-hour Agent Carter for May 2017,’ boom. We’ll put together the greatest Agent Carter movie we can.”
When it came to the future of series featuring Hayley Atwell, Loeb reminds us that there was another fan favorite agent that we thought was a goner a few years back. But here we are now about to embark on the fourth season featuring the beloved character, so nothing is really impossible in the MCU:
“Every person who’s reading this sat in a movie theater and saw Phil Coulson die in ‘The Avengers’, and we’re now about to start our 67th episode, on our way to 100 episodes, of Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’, none of which would have happened without Phil Coulson and Clark Gregg. I’m incredibly grateful that Hayley has been bold enough to say that she would love to play that part again. So… ‘I hope so’ is the short answer.”
It’s hard to imagine that ABC or Freeform (the future home of ‘Cloak & Dagger’) would pass on an ‘Agent Carter’ special that could air during the holidays or at some point during the summer where there’s plenty of time to fill on the schedule. Hopefully, Loeb can work his magic and talk one of the networks into ordering more stories starring Peggy. After all, we’re not quite ready to let go of her just yet.
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