Worrying news coming out of Marvel’s TV division today, particularly for one Agent Carter. Sources close to The Hollywood Reporter claim that the Hayley Atwell-fronted spinoff isn’t likely to nab a season 3 order at ABC, particularly now that the actress has secured a recurring part in the network’s courtroom drama, Conviction.
It’s a similar story for Marvel’s Most Wanted, too. Pitched as a spinoff to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – which itself secured a fourth season just recently – it’s now being reported that interest in the series “has been cooling and some say it’s not considered the lock it once was.”
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That’s something that Variety echoes in its own report, revealing that although “Agent Carter will likely be axed (with Hayley Atwell’s ‘Conviction‘ pilot getting great buzz) — ‘Marvel’s Most Wanted‘ isn’t quite a lock, but has a very good chance of going to series.”
Despite a strong inaugural season, it’s the lowly viewing figures garnered by Agent Carter’s second run that really leaves the period spinoff in doubt. Shifting the espionage action to the west coast, news of a potential cancellation is all the more disheartening considering that season 2 scored relatively well with critics, but until Marvel and ABC’s decision is final, we’ll retain a flick of hope that Agent Carter can secure a future on the network.