Is The Future of Marvel’s ‘Agent Carter’ in Danger?

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Marvel's Agent Carter is already in its second limited-run on ABC. So far, the network has received modest ratings from the show. Now, it looks like the series' future is in danger.

Agent Carter's lead, Hayley Atwell, has recently been cast on ABC's new show titled Conviction, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Atwell will star as Carter Morrison, the "brilliant but ne'er-do-well daughter of a former president" who's forced to become the head of the Conviction Integrity Unit in LA. Morrison will have to work with a team composed of investigators, lawyers, and forensic experts to "examine cases where there's credible suspicion that the wrong person may have been convicted of a crime."

Meanwhile, Agent Carter stars Atwell as Peggy Carter, who originated from Captain America: The First Avenger in 2011. The show is set in a post-World War II era in the MCU.

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Right now, Conviction will only be releasing a pilot, but if the show gets the greenlight to become a series, Atwell must handle both Conviction and Agent Carter, if the latter ever does return. It's worth noting that THR mentioned an "if" in its article so it is possible that another season for Agent Carter is "improbable," as Deadline described.

The pilot for Conviction is written by Marvel's Jessica Jones veteran Liz Friedman.

In retrospect, Jessica Jones' got Krysten Ritter a Best Actress nomination at the Critics' Choice TV Awards and the show itself was thought by many as a contender for the Golden Globes. In fact, many had been disappointed that it had been snubbed at the Globes. Knowing Friedman's work with Jessica Jones, I think it's highly likely that Agent Carter will eventually get axed. In any case, it had a good and moderate run on the network. Maybe it is time to put it to a close.

Agent Carter airs Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. The time slot has been occupied by Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. majority of the season.