Although Hayley Atwell and Dominic Cooper have both been clear that they would love to see Agent Carter return to the small screen, at this point we know that Netflix has passed and that ABC isn't looking to bring the series back for another round. While Season 3 may not be happening, Hayley Atwell recently explained that she does see a TV future for the character via through specific means. Here's what she had to say at TCA this week:
It's still a much-loved show for the people involved in the making of it, and we know it has a special place in the fans' hearts. And that's something that I would be very happy to go back to, if the opportunity came. The great thing about Peggy is we know she lives a long life. I'm banking on when I'm in my 50s, saying, 'Let's see what Peggy's up in this decade!
While speaking about her upcoming ABC series Conviction, Hayley Atwell also touched on the status of Agent Carter mentioning that she would like to see herself reprise the role at least once a decade. While speaking at the Television Critics Association Press tour (via TV Line), the actress also mentioned that she could totally see ABC going for a one-off special or five.
I think they would have figured something out, in terms of making a [Marvel'sAgent Carter] special, or waiting until we finished this season and then doing something.
Obviously, Conviction is in Hayley Atwell and ABC's immediate sights right now, but the good news is, should the network rally around the idea of a one-off Agent Carter special, she's still in the ABC fold so the scheduling should be easy to figure out. Plus, the idea of bringing Peggy Carter back to the small screen is one that I think a lot of fans would rally around, even if Season 2 didn't pan out as well as Season 1. Just as obviously, though, Hayley Atwell's idea doesn't necessarily mean that ABC will jump all over it at any point.
The network also spoke out about why it didn't move forward with the Bobbi Morse and Lance Hunter spinoff that was announced last season, so it really hasn't been a particularly good couple of months for Marvel content on network TV. The good news is that Netflix is only ramping up its Marvel content on TV with Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Defenders and even more coming over the next couple of years. ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is also going strong, and will be returning for Season 4 this fall. To check out what network television, cable and the major streaming services have coming up, take a look at our fall TV premiere schedule.