There's been several months of fan campaigning to save Marvel's Agent Carter after ABC decided to cancel it after two seasons. Now Netflix, the main hope for its continuation, has officially given word on its future.
The news comes from Entertainment Weekly out of the Television Critics Association (TCA) Netflix presentation today where chief content officer Ted Sarandos gave the verdict – they will not be picking up Agent Carter.
I was holding out hope for Peggy's return for sure but deep down I think I knew it wasn't going to happen. The reason is all business of course.
“We”re looking for truly original brands to own,” Sarandos said, “and in that Marvel space we already have [original comic book shows] – so that was mostly why.” While it's true, Netflix already has Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Defenders set as series, most thought that meant it was only natural they should pick up another beloved Marvel product. While actor Hayley Atwell was already attached to a new ABC series, she said she'd do “whatever it takes” to make it happen”. EW gives a bit more to the story: