Back in May, True Believers were disappointed to discover that the acclaimed World War II-era period superhero drama ‘Agent Carter’ would not be renewed for a third season. Things started to look even more bleak as it became clear that Netflix wouldn’t pick up the show and the cast had started to move on to other projects. Though the fans and the people involved haven’t given up all hope of ever seeing some incarnation of the show again just yet, it was obvious that Peggy Carter and the SSR wouldn’t be making an appearance on ABC in the near future. However, Marvel Television head Jeph Loeb wanted to make it known that it wasn’t his call to pull Carter and company from the network.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly about the upcoming Netflix series ‘The Defenders’, Loeb mentioned that Marvel TV is at the mercy of their networks when it comes to which of their shows come to fruition and stick around. But still, the exec remains apologetic:
“Unlike the movie studio where they can say, ‘In 2019 we’re making Captain Marvel,’ the television division doesn’t have that ability. We are, at the end of the day, beholden to the network that we’re on. So for all of you ‘Agent Carter’ fans out there, we didn’t cancel the show.”
‘Agent Carter’ wasn’t the only instance where the House of Ideas didn’t get their way with ABC this past season. They were gearing up for an ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ spinoff starring Adrianne Palicki and Nick Blood titled ‘Most Wanted’. It was meant to follow fan-favorite characters Bobbi Morse and Lance Hunter after they were given an incredibly emotional spy’s goodbye from S.H.I.E.L.D. and found themselves on the run while trying to uncover a conspiracy against them. The show never made it past the pilot phase and True Believers are still left wondering what has become of the Mr. and Mrs. Smith of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Are you still frustrated that ABC chose to cancel ‘Agent Carter’? What are some other ways that you’d like to see Marvel Television bring the character back? Sound off in the comments.