Well, we may not be able to get Benedict Cumberbatch back to Sherlock, or Hayley Atwell to Agent Carter, but the networks are at least keeping them busy. Atwell has signed on for a new Starz miniseries adaptation of Howards End, written by Manchester By the Sea scribe Kenneth Lonergan.
ABC might have attempted to bury this news in the midst of Election 2016, but Agent Carter fans have another pressing concern. Hayley Atwell’s ABC series Conviction has officially been canceled, but is it good news or bad?
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. acknowledged a bitter truth with Coulson’s recent reference that so many great Agent Carter stories would go unrecorded, but Hayley Atwell seems to have taken that challenge literally. Peggy may not return to live-action just yet, but S.H.I.E.L.D.’s founder will return to voiceover in a new animated Avengers: Secret Wars role.
The writing for Agent Carter seemed pretty much on the wall with the announcement of Hayley Atwell’s ABC Conviction pilot, even as many suggested the Marvel star could balance filming both. Sadly, Conviction won the day regardless, but according to Atwell, ABC might have commissioned Agent Carter specials to help fill the gap between actual seasons.
Agent Carter may not return to ABC anytime soon, but that won’t stop Marvel’s TV band from getting back together this fall. Not only do we know when Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4 and all ABC’s other wares will premiere in 2016, but also when Hayley Atwell’s new legal drama Conviction will make Peggy proud.
Anyone sitting in the Captain America: Civil War theater had at least some pang of discomfort at Steve embracing a flirtation with Sharon Carter, great niece to his one true love, the late Peggy Carter. Even Agent Carter herself, Hayley Atwell has weighed in, but now might go full supervillain to curb the new pairing. “You can’t tap that!”, Atwell said at Dallas Comic-Con over the weekend.
We’re still not over the loss of Marvel’s Agent Carter, even as those rescue hashtags and petitions seem to lose steam, but worse is the knowledge what we might have had. Following her take on Captain America’s new relationships, Hayley Atwell reveals what family secrets Season 3 might have unveiled, as well Peggy’s own cloudy history.
Marvel’s Agent Carter has expired in more ways than one after both Civil War and TV upfronts, but don’t take that to mean Hayley Atwell will say goodbye to the character just yet. Cap’s best gal is still in the loop, and Peggy is apparently none-too-thrilled by Steve’s familial choice of Civil War love interest, nor that headline-making comic reveal.
There will inevitably be a twinge of sadness next season on ABC, that Agent Carter no longer remains part of the lineup, even as Hayley Atwell gets higher billing on a new series. Never will that divide be clearer, however, than the erstwhile Peggy snorting coke and embracing her wild side with an American accent in the first trailer for ABC legal drama Conviction.
The writing had more or less been on the SSR wall, but this one still stings: Marvel’s Agent Carter has officially hung up the fedora. ABC has opted not to renew Peggy’s post-Cap adventures for a third season, marking the Marvel drama one of the superhero empire’s first official TV cancellations.