When it comes to the big screen box office, Marvel continues to dominate—the most recent case in point being Captain America: Civil War having now become the highest grossing film domestically in 2016. From the silver screen to home television sets, Marvel has also proven to be a formidable, binge-worthy juggernaut on online streaming services. In the wake of the success of Daredevil and Jessica Jones, several more Marvel TV series are currently in the works; and slated to begin streaming on Netflix this fall is the next Defenders installment, Luke Cage.
However, broadcast television has proven to be a different beast. Despite its fan-base and the traction of other Marvel Cinematic Universe-based TV shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter was axed by ABC after two seasons—evener after ending on a jarring cliffhanger. The cancellation of the TV show, a 1940s-set spinoff of Captain America: The First Avenger, didn’t go over well with its audience, inspiring over 115,000 viewers to petition that the show transition to Netflix—arguably a smart move, considering Marvel already has a home there.
Now, it seems fans aren’t the only ones making noise. Hayley Atwell, who plays the eponymous Peggy Carter, has said that she is willing to do “whatever it takes” to bring Agent Carter into its third season. The actress recently appeared at the 2016 MegaCon in Orlando, Florida, where a panel attendee tweeted out a series of her quotes. Atwell expressed her love for the Agent Carter character and (despite headlining Conviction, a new ABC legal drama) said she would be willing to “shoot on the weekends” if it meant bringing Peggy back to the fans.
Atwell isn’t the only Agent Carter actor to want to keep the show off the network chopping block. Dominic Cooper, who plays Howard Stark, recently spoke out during a panel at MCM London Comic Con earlier in the week. “I'm well up for doing more Howard Stark, and I know [Atwell and James D'Arcy are] up for doing more of their characters, so fingers crossed,” he said, speaking on behalf of himself, Atwell, and D’Arcy, who plays Stark’s butler, Edwin Jarvis.
It remains to be seen what comes of the efforts of the fans and actors alike, but supporters of the cause can inevitably be emboldened by Atwell’s most recent public declaration of loyalty to Peggy—and to the show itself. Whether that means returning to ABC or transitioning to Netflix, it sounds like the chapter may not be closed for everyone’s favorite SSR agent quite yet.
We'll bring you any additional Agent Carter-related updates as they come our way.
Source: Hayley Atwell [via CBR]