“That’s something ABC has talked about a lot [with me]. If [Conviction and Agent Carter Season three] both got picked up, then we’d work out some way where I could do both.”
I don’t know the details of how that would work or when it would happen. But they said that in the same sentence when they offered me Conviction which I was very flattered to get. But they also said this doesn’t actually mean anything yet for Agent Carter. So we’re just out in limbo in that respect. All I can do at the moment is just focus on the pilot that I have to start filming two weeks from now and do the best that I can with that. And then I’ll just see what happens and see how people respond to it.
While the Cancellation Reaper expects Atwell to say nothing less in such circumstances, the actress notes that the second-season finale, while offering a ‘satisfying’ conclusion, also leaves room for that potential third season:
“There’s a balance with how it ends. There’s enough of a cliffhanger to suggest that that’s where we’ll go forward if the show gets picked up again. But things are nicely wrapped up in a way that I think the audience will find very satisfying. The audience won’t feel frustrated. If anything, they’ll come away satisfied but also curious as to what happens beyond, because thanks to all the Marvel films she has appeared in, we know that Peggy’s life goes on and she lives quite an extraordinary life and a long life. So there’s always room to revisit her in different ways, different decades and different ages.”
Has Agent Carter already been convicted and sentenced to cancellation hell, or could it yet spy a third season? Stay tuned for the ‘official’ cancellation or surprise renewal…