Marvel TV Executive Vice President Jeph Loeb asks fans to find a new network for an Agent Carter revival. Starring Hayley Atwell as the titular character, the show ran for two seasons on ABC before it was canceled in 2016 to the dismay of its loyal viewers.
It's no secret that the folks behind Agent Carter were planning for some big changes to the show after season 2 saw Peggy Carter relocate to Los Angeles and deal with the introduction of the Darkforce, called Zero Matter. Atwell even shared that the writers had a major plot twist mapped out that involves her family, particularly her brother. While it's uncertain if these will still be the case if a revival pushes through, the mere fact that there's still a chance that fans can get more of Peggy Carter if a new network picks up the series is enough (for now) for everyone to get excited.
While doing a Reddit AMA in celebration of the premiere of Marvel TV's newest show, Cloak & Dagger, Loeb was asked about any updates regarding an Agent Carter revival. While the producer admitted that they're still interested in the prospect, the lack of a network for the show hinders the possibility. "Wouldn't that be cool? Find us a network! Hayley has been so kind of saying she'd love to come back," he replied.
Loeb's request isn't ridiculous at all. Vocal fans online have saved a few canceled TV series in the last several years - the latest one being Fox's Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which was picked up by NBC for a sixth season. While it hasn't worked all the time, the fact that there's a chance that people's opinions on a show could matter is a great way for loyal viewers to get involved and express to broadcasting stations and the creators behind films or shows what they want to see. After all, they're ultimately going to be the ones watching these projects.
Fans already attempted to reach out to other platforms to pick up Agent Carter immediately after it was canceled two years ago. At one point, Netflix was reportedly interested in picking it up and considering its already established working relationship with Marvel via shows like Daredevil and Jessica Jones, and many were hopeful about it. But the streaming giant ultimately passed up on the opportunity explaining that they were "looking for truly original brands to own, and in that Marvel space we already have [original comic book shows].”
This time, however, with Loeb expressing genuine interest in reviving the Marvel period series, coupled with comments from Atwell about wanting to reprise the role of Peggy Carter on TV, perhaps the campaign will generate more forward momentum, resulting in the much-clamored revival to come to fruition. Worse comes to worst, if no network takes on the project, Disney's own streaming service, which is set to launch next year, is always a great option to broadcast Agent Carter season 3.
Source: Jeph Loeb/Reddit