ABC confirmed on Thursday that Agent Carter has been canceled after two seasons.
The show, which aired in the off season of ABC’s other Marvel Cinematic Universe show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., will not be returning for a season three. The show focused on SSR Agent Peggy Carter, portrayed by Hayley Atwell, reprising her role from Captain America: The First Avenger. This may not be the last of Atwell in the MCU, since the character also appeared in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, and in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Agent Carter‘s cancellation will not be the end of Atwell’s working relationship with ABC. It was also announced that the network has picked up Conviction, a new drama starring Atwell as Hayes Morrison who is a lawyer and former first daughter.
According to ABC, Atwell’s character “is about to accept a job offered from her sexy nemesis, NY District Attorney Wayne Wallis, to avoid jail time for cocaine possession and avoid hurting her mother’s Senate campaign. Working with his team at the new Conviction Integrity Unit will let her use her brilliant mind to turn over cases where there is credible suspicion of wrongful conviction, and give her a chance to turn things around with her high-powered political family.”
It has also been confirmed that ABC will not being going forward with the proposed Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. hield spin off Marvel’s Most Wanted. The spinoff was supposed to focus on the characters of Bobbi Morse (Adrianne Palicki) and Lance Hunter (Nick Blood). It is unclear if the characters will be returning to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. since the show did not get picked up.
ABC has also canceled a number of other shows. The long running show Castle has been confirmed to not be returning for a ninth season. The fate of the show has been in question especially after it was announced that Stana Katic, one of the shows stars, would not be returning even if the show was renewed. The network’s musical comedy Galavant will not returning for a third season, but as attested to in some of the show’s own songs it would have been a surprise if it had. ABC has also canceled the show Nashville but it is rumored that the show maybe looking for a new home to continue on.
The last episode of Agent Carter was called “Hollywood Ending” which aired on March 1. The show also starred James D’Arcy as Edwin Jarvis, Chad Michael Murray as Agent Jack Thompson, and Enver Gjokaj as Agent Daniel Sousa.