While Marvel is currently doing some of their most impressive work to date over on Netflix, they’ve yet to really hit their stride on network television. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. debuted on ABC back in 2013 and has struggled with ratings ever since, and Agent Carter, which starred fan-favorite character Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell), only lasted two seasons before getting the axe.
Of course, there’s also Damage Control and Most Wanted. The former, which is a sitcom following a “Marvel cleaning crew who specializes in dealing with the aftermath of the unique fallout from super hero conflicts,” has unfortunately still not come to fruition. Most Wanted, meanwhile, was set to be a S.H.I.E.L.D. spinoff but at the last minute, ABC chose not to move forward with it.
While Marvel is looking to land a home run this September with Inhumans – which probably won’t happen – it’s still a shame that some of their past efforts have struggled so much and that’s particularly true when it comes to Agent Carter. Not only did the show have a small, but very dedicated fanbase, but it was also quite good and displayed a lot of promise throughout its first two seasons. Unfortunately, though, the ratings just didn’t pull through and at the end of the day, the decision whether to keep it around or not really wasn’t up to Marvel.
Does that mean it’s gone for good, though? Well, probably – or at least, for the time being – but that’s not to say there isn’t any interest in one day potentially bringing the beloved series back. Speaking at the TCA press tour to promote their new project Kevin (Probably) Saves the World, Agent Carter executive producers Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas told IGN that they’d love to do more, saying, “Yes, we would do it tomorrow, at the same time as this show. I love that show.”
Hardly a confirmation that we’ll be seeing Peggy Carter on the small screen again, but it’s nice to know that the interest is there regardless. Besides, if recent reports are any indication, Marvel may actually be bringing the character back into the MCU via one of their upcoming films – Captain Marvel, perhaps?
That hasn’t been confirmed just yet, mind you, but whether it’s on television or in theatres, we imagine that we’ll be seeing the fan favorite hero again in the not too distant future.