Agent Carter has all but admitted cancellation defeat after two seasons, following news that Hayley Atwell has been cast as the lead in ABC drama pilot Conviction.
As Deadline reports:
Agent Carter, now in its second cycle, is drawing pretty modest ratings and does not look likely for a Season 3 pickup. In case of a series order for Conviction and an improbable renewal of the Marvel drama, ABC sources indicate that there could be a scenario where she could do both shows, potentially both as limited runs.
While ABC sources are not screaming ‘cancellation’, it wouldn’t be in their interests to do so with episodes yet to air and ad slots still to fill. However, Atwell’s new role speaks volumes for the future of the series which was already set for a burnoff.
Barring a possible but unlikely turnaround, Agent Carter will not move forward into Season 3. At best, the series is now ‘cancelled in-waiting’.
Stay tuned to see whether or not the situation changes in the weeks ahead…