Fans Still Can’t Get Over the Bad Marketing That Likely Got ‘Agent Carter’ Canceled

by Jeremy Spirogis
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With Marvel followers cooped up due to the pandemic, a lot of them have been rewatching the MCU. That doesn’t cease with simply the 23 motion pictures, however with the TV exhibits, together with Agents of SHIELD and Agent Carter. And they’re lamenting Agent Carter’s demise anew. 

Despite Peggy Carter being a fan favourite, her present managed to final solely two seasons, whereas Agents of SHIELD is simply wrapping up its seventh and closing season. How might a present with such a popular character be so short-lived? Fans and Hayley Atwell herself have ideas. 

What occurred to ‘Agent Carter?’ 

Agent Carter | Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter and Chad Michael Murray as Jack Thompson
Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter and Chad Michael Murray as Jack Thompson | Kelsey McNeal/Walt Disney Television by way of Getty Images

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Agent Carter obtained canceled for a similar cause most exhibits get canceled: Not sufficient individuals have been watching. Of course, the explanations reduce somewhat deeper than that. The character obtained the present within the first place primarily based on a brief movie, and Disney-owned ABC gave Marvel the go-ahead in 2014. 

The present depicted Peggy’s adventures after Captain America: The First Avenger. She nonetheless mourned the lack of Steve Rogers however made her manner persevering with to be a spy. That was simpler stated than achieved after the Allies gained World War II and anticipated ladies to return from the factories and bond rallies to start out punching out children. Which they did, in report numbers. Peggy wasn’t going to go home that manner.

The present had an honest viewership within the first season. In the second season, nonetheless, the scores dropped by greater than half, to only over three million viewers, Variety experiences. That wasn’t adequate for a 3rd season, and the cancellation ax fell. Atwell moved on to a different present, Conviction, which solely lasted one season.  

Fans need to know: why did Agent Carter finish so quickly? 

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On Reddit, a fan couldn’t perceive why the present ended prematurely, asking, “The characters are engaging and lovable (especially in season 2) and the storylines are well thought out and entertaining. Plus, a female lead that is kick ass despite not having super human abilities. I totally get why Cap went back to be with her.”

One fan responded, “Terrible marketing. Hardly anyone knew when it was on. I hope (Kevin) Feige decides to bring it back on Disney+, because there’s still a lot of material that show can cover, more especially the beginning of SHIELD & Peggy’s earliest adventures as director.”

Feige kind of is bringing Carter again for at the least one present within the animated What If …? Which imagines what would have occurred if Peggy had taken the tremendous soldier serum. Atwell herself lamented Agent Carter’s demise in an interview with the AV Club, saying, “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.”

What is Hayley Atwell doing now?

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Luckily, followers shall be seeing and listening to extra of Atwell within the close to future.  Not solely will she reprise Peggy in What If …? which must be on Disney+ subsequent 12 months, however she’ll get into extra spy video games, showing within the seventh Mission: Impossible film. That’s fairly a feather in Atwell’s appearing cap, contemplating the sequence has sported different sturdy feminine leads, together with Michelle Monaghan and Rebecca Ferguson. 

According to Cinema Blend, writer-director Christopher McQuarrie has stated Atwell’s character could be a “destructive force of nature, which makes her sound like she might be a villain. Without tipping her hand too much, Atwell said, “What I know is there is ambiguity, and the interesting thing we’re kind of exploring is her resistance to a situation she finds herself in, and how she starts off and what she becomes. The journey of what she comes into and then what is asked of her and potentially where she ends up.”

The seventh Mission: Impossible is anticipated to hit theaters in November 2021. It’s being shot concurrently with the eighth film, which can comply with in November 2022. 

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