When Rosanne was canceled not that long ago there were a bunch of fans that took to social media to tell ABC that they should revive Agent Carter in its place. The Marvel TV show, which was unfortunately only given two short seasons, is still a sore spot for many fans who are aching for more female-led material. There were petitions and all sorts of things as people rallied behind the show, but it wasn’t enough. Den of Geek recently interviewed producer Jose Molina and asked him about a possible revival, maybe on Netflix, and he didn’t sound optimistic.
I think the creative team would all line up to return — the cast, the writers, etc. — it would just be a matter of finding an outlet interested in airing the show. Given the series’ ratings when it aired on ABC, finding that outlet seems like a bit of a long shot. It would be lovely to think that Netflix (home to so many awesome Marvel shows) would pick it up, but their shows all share a common universe and timeline that Carter doesn’t share. Creatively, these shows tend to be very dark, and Agent Carter just doesn’t have dark and brooding in its DNA.
As for what that a third season could have held for us, Molina explained what they had planned, and in doing so cleared up the plot hole left over from the cliffhanger final episode.
If memory serves, the initial thrust was going to come from the investigation into the assassination attempt on Jack Thompson. We were hoping (assuming we could afford it) that the story would then lead us to London, where we would learn that Peggy’s late brother Michael was not only alive and kicking, but involved in some very nefarious, super-villainous shenanigans.
So it turned out Agent Thompson does survive that gunshot, which is neat to know, and it would have been cool to see Peggy and company head across the pond. Marvel TV isn’t just on Netflix these days, and if Cloak and Dagger continues to do well, Freeform might be a good fit for third season of Agent Carter. Or maybe Hulu, since it sounds like Netflix is out of the question. Or maybe even that Disney streaming service. That would be an easy way to bring in new users who were already fans of the series and get them a lot of good will with a particular segment of the fanbase.