Ever since Agent Carter was cancelled at ABC, fans have been hopeful that another outlet – more specifically, Netflix – would pick-up the series for a third season. And there were moments along the way where things seemed hopeful. The cast would hint at there being talk about the show finding a new home, and there was even a petition started by fans to bring the series back that brought in over 120k signatures. Unfortunately, during their TCA presentation today, Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos confirmed the streaming service would not be saving Agent Carter.
As we all know, Netflix has managed to carve out their own corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in recent years, doing so to much praise from both fans and critics alike. So it isn’t entirely surprising that, per Sarandos, the streaming service is focused more so on bringing about more original brands to their service – a category Agent Carter didn’t fall into.
“We’re looking for truly original brands to own,” he says, “and in that Marvel space we already have [original comic book shows] – so that was mostly why.”
Of course, it didn’t help that various international networks held the rights to the property. Given that Netflix prefers to own worldwide rights for a majority of their properties, it’s understandable that this also played a part in their final decision.
“They also have some output deal complexities,” he adds. “So when you pick it up, being able to pick it up globally is difficult even after it’s canceled. Some of those output partners still had it on the air, so they would argue its covered by their output [deals]. Unfortunately, it was a business decision more than a creative one.”
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Source: Entertainment Weekly.