Back at the beginning of 2014, before S.H.I.E.L.D. fell in Captain America: Civil War, we went back to the 1940’s and experienced some new adventures in the life of Peggy Carter. Hayley Atwell is the perfect Peggy, and it was her perfect performance that made Marvel interested in giving her a chance to further explore the character. The Agent Carter One-Shot only boosted fan interest in the character, which gave Marvel a good reason to give her a mini-series on ABC.
Sadly, however, after two seasons containing 18 total episodes, Agent Carter has been cancelled. The announcement should not come as a surprise if you have seen the declining ratings, but now The Hollywood Reporter has made it official. Here is the statement:
It’s the end of the road for TV’s Peggy Carter.
ABC has canceled Marvel drama Agent Carter after two seasons, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The second of Marvel’s ABC dramas, while a critical favorite, was never a ratings breakthrough. The Hayley Atwell starrer earned a surprise second season renewal and returned as a “gap” show under former ABC Entertainment Group president Paul Lee.
Hopefully Marvel tries to find some way to wrap up the story with either another One-Shot, movie, or on Netflix. There are a few interesting questions that need to be answered to close off the series’ story and bring Peggy closer to the place in her life where she helps found S.H.I.E.L.D.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter.