When Agent Carter‘s first season premiered last January, it did so to relatively decent numbers, even managing to outpace its predecessor, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. And when the show was renewed for a second season last May, it was to the delight of many fans and critics alike, given that a second season was far from guaranteed at the time. So, it’s a bit surprising that we’re just hours away from what could be the series finale of Agent Carter, and there’s hardly any chatter this go around.
As we’ve reported before, the ratings for season two of Agent Carter have been less than stellar, and the thought of a third season seemingly went out the door the day season two premiered as the sub-par ratings have only continued to decline. And then, of course, it was announced that series star Hayley Atwell had been cast in another ABC project that is currently in the pilot stage, but seems like a show that we can expect to go to series given that it’s right up the network’s alley. Still, fans and those involved with the series have remained hopeful for a third season, but as it stands, Atwell herself isn’t entirely sure it’s something they can possibly entertain for the time being. After all, ABC is notorious for not revealing cancellations and renewals until May. So when asked about the possibility of a third season, Atwell went on to state that it’s something she isn’t really entertaining at the moment.
“It’s something I’ve tried not to entertain too much,” Atwell answered when asked if she thinks the Season 2 finale will serve as a fitting end for the character, if that’s how it shakes out. “There is a chance, from what I know, if both shows get picked up, I’ll be doing both. Until I know one way or the other, I can’t jump for joy or grieve.
However, while Agent Carter‘s future may be uncertain at the moment, it’s expected that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will receive a season four renewal in May. With that noted, would Atwell ever consider another guest appearance on the show? For Atwell, it all comes down to the story.
“It’s not something I would rule out if it felt like it was relevant or important to their story, or if it put Peggy in an interesting light and gave me a challenge I hadn’t done before. Likewise, if I got asked to do any part of Marvel film or TV. It’s always a delight to go back and work with the Marvel family. They are a passionate bunch of people and really lovely.”
The season two finale of Agent Carter will air at 9 PM EST on ABC tonight. Be sure to tune in! And as always, for all things Agent Carter be sure to follow along here.
Source: Comic Book Resources.