Two years ago, ABC and Marvel were able to bring Hayley Atwell back as Peggy Carter, but this time on the small screen. Atwell's portrayal of Carter made her a fan favorite following her role in Captain America: The First Avenger, but following the time Steve spent on ice, it was unclear if we would ever see more of Peggy in her prime. Thankfully, Agent Carter provided Marvel with that opportunity, but the results were not as good as ABC had hoped for. After getting a surprising second season, ratings continued to dip, which led to an eventual cancelation of the series.
Since that point in time, fans of the show and those involved have been hoping that there is another way for Peggy Carter's story to continue. While Marvel themselves does not have the ability to green light any future plans on their own, they too are hopeful that the opportunity will present itself.
Head of Marvel TV Jeph Loeb recently spoke to TVLine about the future of this property and he is quick to remind everyone that an Agent Carter revival is up to the various networks they work with to bring the series back. Unlike with the movie universe, they are dependent on a network to air the program on prior to production beginning. Loeb said:
“[Marvel Studios schedulers] get to say, ‘In 2019, were going to bring you Captain Marvel,’ and when it shows up in a movie theater, [no theater owner] is going, ‘Whoa, hold on a second — we didn’t say that that was OK!'”
“What Marvel Television does every day is it connects with our partners — ABC, FX, Fox, Netflix, Freeform — and they tell us when they would like it. So the short answer is: Sure, if someone wants to call and say, ‘We want a two-hour Agent Carter for May 2017,’ boom. We’ll put together the greatest Agent Carter movie we can.”
Currently, Marvel has to wait and see if any network or streaming service would be interested in a continuation of Peggy's story, but so far Netflix has already passed on that possibility. As Marvel tries to find a partner for the series, Atwell continues to voice how much she wants to return to the role. With an appearance on the big screen no longer a possibility outside of a flashback, Loeb wants to give her a proper send off:
“Every person who’s reading this sat in a movie theater and saw Phil Coulson die in The Avengers, and we’re now about to start our 67th episode, on our way to 100 episodes, of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., none of which would have happened without Phil Coulson and Clark Gregg. I’m incredibly grateful that Hayley has been bold enough to say that she would love to play that part again. So… ‘I hope so’ is the short answer.”
Although her funeral scene in Captain America: Civil War was a nice way to end her character's story, there are still plenty of stories from her younger days that could be told. With the way the season 2 finale ended, there are more questions than answers for not only her character but the larger story from the series. Even with less than stellar ratings, a petition to bring back the series gained notable support, and shows that there is still interest should Marvel find a way to end Agent Carter properly.
We’ll keep you updated on Agent Carter as more information becomes available.
Source: TV Line