Marvel fans might have had a fondness for Hayley Atwell's Agent Carter, but after two seasons Peggy Carter's Marvel series got canceled by ABC.
There have been various fan campaigns asking for the revival of the series, and Atwell has expressed interest in the continuation of the series multiple times. However, despite the apparent enthusiasm over the return of Agent Carter, there hasn't been any word about a third season for the series.
Though some might blame Marvel for Agent Carter's short life span, Atwell puts the blame on the network. The actress recently spoke with the AV Club about her role in BBC's adaptation of Howards End and during the interview, the publication asked Atwell about the future of Agent Carter.
According to the actress, while Marvel didn't want the series to end, the network wanted to put her in a more mainstream show to see whether they could get higher ratings.
"It's a shame the network canceled it and wanted to put me in something more mainstream. You know, Marvel didn't want it to end. There's lots of online campaigns to bring her back. Fans loved her. I think it was just a network economical thing: ‘Let's put Hayley Atwell in something more mainstream that's less genre-specific and see if we can get higher ratings.' And unfortunately, that isn't, as an actor, anything I've got control over."
A series life-span is always affected by its economics, and though Agent Carter was well loved, it seems like the network thought that Atwell would bring better ratings in a more mainstream series. Such a shame that things have to work that way.