Most of Marvel’s TV shows have been met with massive success, but one series that struggled to win over the public was Agent Carter. Though it possessed a devoted cult fanbase, ABC scrapped the show after two seasons due to low ratings, ignoring the vocal call from social media users for it to continue.
It’s a real tragedy, too, as there was so much potential in the series. Super secret agent Peggy Carter is such an integral part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as she co-founded S.H.I.E.L.D. with Howard Stark and worked with Hank Pym, the original Ant-Man. As it was set in the 1950s, Agent Carter had only just scratched the surface of Peggy’s amazing life and there was so much room to grow in season 3 and beyond.
That’s what star Hayley Atwell feels, anyways. While attending ACE Comic Con this weekend, she spoke about what the future could have held for her character if Agent Carter had been allowed to continue to flourish.
“I’d be curious to know what the fans [want] for her. Some people have said they want to see her founding S.H.I.E.L.D, You have that aspect of it, she’s able to let go in some ways — of Cap — and move on to Sousa.”
Atwell is referencing the events of the season 2 finale, in which Peggy finally came to terms with Steve Rogers’ “death” (little did she know that he was really frozen in ice) and shared her first kiss with fellow SSR agent Daniel Sousa, who’s likely her future husband who was mentioned in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
As for what Atwell herself would like to see Peggy do, the actress believes there’s so much story potential there from the 1950s to the present day (the elderly Peggy died in Captain America: Civil War) that they could easily fill another season of the show.
“She’s a great cause and she takes action, so there’s so many things going on socially from the 50s to when she passes, that I think she’d have loved to be a part of, There are so many things so could have been a part of, and probably did do. It could probably fill another season, I’m sure. I hope.”
As for the chances of an Agent Carter revival actually happening, they’re slim at the moment, but who knows what the future might bring. At the very least, Atwell is still playing the part in animated efforts like Avengers: Secret War.