With the Season 2 finale “Hollywood Ending” airing tonight, star Hayley Atwell being cast as the lead in a new ABC pilot titled Conviction and the short-season-long poor ratings, this could very well be the end of the line for Marvel's Agent Carter.
Or will it? (Prayer circle begins)
In a new interview with Comic Book Resources, Atwell hints that all may not be lost, and that there could be more spy adventures in Peggy Carter and company's future. When she was asked about the dramatic finale (apparently SPOILERS! not everyone makes it out alive), and whether that came as a shock, Atwell explained what it could mean for Season 3:
“The thing with that is, yes, it was a bit of a shock. None of us really knew until the very end. What was kind of exciting about it is we don't know what the outcome of that is, and that is something we'd explore in Season 3. We don't really know, but it certainly raises the stakes for an exciting third season, whether or not that person comes back injured, or whether their death causes attention, or a need for revenge.”
But what if tonight’s season finale actually turns out to be the series finale? How will the actress feel about that?
“It's something I've tried not to entertain too much. There is a chance, from what I know, if both shows get picked up, I'll be doing both. Until I know one way or the other, I can't jump for joy or grieve.”
As to when we'll get to know whether Agent Carter will get the hoped-for third season renewal, here’s what Atwell told IGN:
“I am hearing at this point that we don’t know anything and we won’t know until the Upfronts in May. As is common knowledge, I am going to film another ABC pilot called Conviction. ABC has assured me that it would be actually possible, if both shows get picked up, for me to do both. So by saying yes to the pilot of Conviction does not automatically say that that’s it for Peggy and Jarvis at all. It just means that they had a show that they liked me to do and there is a possibility to do both at some point. We also know that because Peggy has been in other Marvel films and we know she lives a long life, this is something that can be revisited. This is something that I think has a cult following and I have every hope that we’ll see more of her in the future.”
What do you think Agent Carter’s fate will be? Do you think it’ll be renewed for a third season? Don't forget to tune in to ABC at 9 p.m. tonight.