The cancellation of Agent Carter by ABC was Marvel's first real embarrassment on the small screen, especially after they put a fair bit of money into the series after that popular One Shot stuck a chord with fans a few years back. For some reason, the show just failed to find an audience on the network, and just the fact that it received a second season felt like a pretty huge miracle for fans of Peggy.
Well, don't expect another of those as Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos made it clear today that the online streaming service won't be resurrecing the drama despite the passionate fanbase.
Why? It ultimately boils down to a business decision by Netflix as they a) already have more than enough Marvel content, and b) couldn't get Agent Carter out to a large enough portion of their audience anyway. "We’re looking for truly original brands to own, and in that Marvel space we already have [original comic book shows] – so that was mostly why. They also have some output deal complexities. So when you pick it up, being able to pick it up globally is difficult even after it’s canceled. Some of those output partners still had it on the air, so they would argue its covered by their output [deals]. Unfortunately, it was a business decision more than a creative one."
So, that's that for Peggy Carter. The season two cliffhanger will never be resolved and we won't ever get to see her form S.H.I.E.L.D., something most fans hoped the series would delve into rather than office politics.
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