Ever since ABC officially cancelled Agent Carter last month, fans as well as the cast have been very vocal about their hopes of the show continuing on elsewhere. Unfortunately, while a petition started by fans to bring the series to Netflix has gotten over 100K signatures, there hasn’t been any actual talk of the series being shopped around by ABC. This, of course, doesn’t mean it’s impossible. There’s always that slim chance that ABC will, in fact, decide to partner with the streaming service to produce a third (and more than likely) final season of Agent Carter. After all, ABC’s partnership with Netflix on The Defenders shows has proven to be worth their while. Not only has Daredevil proven to be a hit among fans and critics alike, but Jessica Jones has gone on to win a few awards – including a Peabody Award – and is even being tossed around in Emmy discussions.
During a recent panel, Agent Carter herself, Hayley Atwell, discussed the show’s cancellation and how she would be willing to do anything should the series get a shot at a third season elsewhere. Of course, her new series, Conviction, could prove to be difficult to work around when it comes to scheduling, but for Atwell that’s something she’s willing to take the time to figure out if needed. With that said, does Atwell have any idea what the showrunners had in store for a third season given that huge cliffhanger from season two? At that same panel, the actress admitted she had an idea of what they’d planned to do and it involved delving more into her past as well as revealing more information regarding her brother.
“There was talk of season 3 of going further back into her past,” she said. “So the showrunners were talking about a possible kind of twist, I suppose, into something to do with the family.”
Atwell added: “They suggested there would be more to do with my brother. So that’s all I can say.”
Given recent discussions regarding how Peggy Carter and Sharon Carter (Emily VanCamp) are actually related, and who it was that we saw shoot Jack Thompson (Chad Michael Murray) at the end of Agent Carter season two, delving into her past, as well as exploring more information about her brother, is something that fans would have benefited from. Should Agent Carter get the chance to tie up loose threads in a third season, I would love to see how this story ultimately plays out and see exactly what happened to Peggy’s brother and finally see what was in that war file.
Source: Entertainment Weekly.