After two seasons, ABC cancelled Agent Carter in 2016. With Marvel's television universe growing by the day, it stands to reason that some fans would inquire about the possibility of the series' return. In correlation with the premiere of Marvel's Cloak & Dagger, head of Marvel TV Jeph Loeb fielded such a question during a recent Q&A on Reddit. Answering a fan querying about an Agent Carter revival, Loeb replied said:
If Jeph Loeb's answer on Reddit is any indication, the Marvel TV boss is totally on board with an Agent Carter revival. There is something standing in the way though. Getting it on-screen will require the tricky task of lining up a network willing to raise Agent Carter from the ashes. That is no small feat. The good news is that in his reply, Loeb indicates the series' star Hayley Atwell is enthusiastic about the prospect of coming back.
As for the network issue, Marvel clearly has options. Netflix and Marvel have a deal that puts the latter's television series on the streamer. And the agreement has been fruitful, with Netflix enjoying the success of Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, The Punisher, and Daredevil. Along with those series, Netflix is currently streaming Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and an array of Marvel movies. Unfortunately for Agent Carter fans, the short-lived series is not among those available to stream in the United States.
Regardless, Netflix is currently a hotbed for Marvel-related activity and adding a fan favorite series like Agent Carter should be appealing for the streaming service. For the same reason, the Marvel shows mentioned above are. Back in the day, Netflix was considered one of the strongest candidates to save a series cancelled before its time, so why not Agent Carter? The good news is Netflix is not the series' only option.
The new Marvel show Jeph Loeb was promoting is Cloak & Dagger. It airs on Freeform, which is a Disney-owned channel. As many know, Marvel is owned by Disney, so a deal between them to put Agent Carter back on the air would be a plausible possibility. Agent Carter has a lot of traits that would make it a strong candidate for Freeform.
An outside chance for a revival could come via FX, which already airs the mind-bendy Marvel series Legion. Marvel could also find a home for Agent Carter there. Disney's purchase of 20th Century Fox will be voted on this summer. If the deal gets the green-light, Disney would own FX (per Geek.com). If Marvel wants to revive Agent Carter and find a new home for the series, it should be able to find a way.
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Like a contented Hallmark movie character, Britt happily lives in the same city she grew up in. Along with movies and television, she is passionate about competitive figure skating. She has been writing about entertainment for 5 years, and as you may suspect, still finds it as entertaining to do as when she began.
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