ABC Decides to Cancel Agent Carter, You May Now Commence Mourning

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Shortly after fans rejoiced over Supergirl getting a second chance at life at The CW, ABC revealed they would not be continuing with Agent Carter.

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I knew this day was too good to be true.

ABC started rolling out news of renewals and cancellations this afternoon and has decided to put Hayley Atwell’s Peggy Carter to rest (on TV anyway). As sad as this is, Atwell’s new series Conviction has been picked up for a series at the network, so at least we’ll get to see her on TV again pretty soon. Many of us assumed her getting that gig was the nail in the coffin for Agent Carter and it seems we were right.

The Hollywood Reporter says, “The network has handed out a series order to Conviction, moments after cancelling star Hayley Atwell’s Marvel drama Agent Carter.”

I’ve long maintained ABC did a disservice to the unique show by not pairing it with Agents of SHIELD. Fan campaigns like #RenewAgentCarter just weren’t enough for the network to continue with the low-rated Marvel series and the world is poorer for it. I’m extremely bummed for the fans and everyone involved in the show. And they know we know their value.

But it’s ok. We know Peggy has lots of adventures ahead.

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46 Responses to “ABC Decides to Cancel Agent Carter, You May Now Commence Mourning”

  1. Aeryl says:

    No, Mockingbird show either! Maybe she’ll transition to movies or come back to AoS

  2. Zefram Mann says:

    Sad news. Good quality period shows are so very rare.

  3. Stephen "Soup" Strange says:

    Sorry, I’m still in mourning for The Grinder and The Muppets.

  4. Adrian says:

    I haven’t seen the latest season; did it end on a cliffhanger or was it a reasonably satisfying conclusion?

  5. Karmin Carr says:

    I’ve been in Mourning since they cancelled Max Headroom. As soon as something cool and diffferent shows up on ABC, you know it won’t last.

  6. Spidey Super Comments says:

    GUYS ITS OK BECAUSE WHILE WE LOST PEGGY, WE SAVED “DR KEN.”

  7. Lauren Johnson says:

    I’m heartbroken over this but sadly not surprised. It was clear from the beginning that ABC wasn’t interested in the show but not promoting it as much as Agents of Shield and putting it in a rather bad timeslot. I think they had planned to cancel it from the beginning, hence the whole singing Hayley to another show. She was “assured” that she could film both but let’s be honest: would they really tell her “Hey we’re going to go ahead and cancel Agent Carter but you’re bringing in viewers so here’s another show for you”?

  8. Alder says:

    Nooooooooo! I literally just loaned my mum season one a few days ago and she and my dad gobbled the entire thing up over two nights! Why is the stuff they enjoy always cancelled?!

    (My dad’s poor wee face when he realised that was all there was of Firefly… :( )

    I’m glad the cast seem to have places to go, but I tend to care about the characters, not the folk who play them, so it’s not like I’ll be following them elsewhere.

  9. someladyontheinternet says:

    THERE IS NO GOD

  10. They Call Me The Fizz says:

    Marvel would be out of their tiny minds if they didn’t greenlight an Agent Carter Season 3 comic…

  11. Zatar says:

    World destruction time.

  12. Such highs and lows today, with Supergirl on the plus side and now this… I hope Agent Carter finds a new format/home eventually.

  13. aeonish says:

    I really just wish they’d kept it a limited series like it was supposed to be and focused more on how Peggy and Howard founded SHIELD rather than the nonsense we got instead (even if some of it was awesome). That’s the story I wanted from her.

  14. John Ender says:

    I wonder if that scene in Cap3CW was put there because of this… But its not over until its over Agents of shield can still cross-paths with Carter, Secrets within Secrets and all that Jazz… and since this was a short order series alla UK who says we can’t have a comeback after 2 years like Those other annoying British shows that take so darn long between Seasons I mean Series

  15. Vel Venturi says:

    Dammit.

  16. Anna says:

    I came to this website to see if there was an article about this up already. Hopefully she gets a few specials later on or something.

  17. Hank says:

    But…but I’ve just finished season 1!!! My love for Peggy was just starting. Does that mean that when I finish season 2 it will be all over? I can’t. I just can’t.

  18. Julia B says:

    There’s a petition to get Netflix to pick up the show! people are tweeting/posting with #NetflixSaveAgentCarter and #SaveAgentCarter. link here: https://www.change.org/p/netflix-save-agent-carter-bring-her-to-netflix?recruiter=537246356&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=share_twitter_responsive

  19. Cylony McCylonFace says:

    I’ve found an upside. Plenty of room has now been left for Cartinelli to be canon.

  20. Aimee says:

    I will not cry at work, i will not very at work, i will not cry at work.

    I will, however, ignore what I should actually be doing to hang out here and mourn.

  21. I’m heartbroken

    Personally, I didn’t like the writing on S2 that much, but, still, it’s Peggy Carter! I would always watch her adventures T_T

    At least Hayley Atwell will still be gracing our TV, since her new show was picked (btw, her character name in there is Carter. i’m not ok T_T )

    MINOR SPOILERS FOM CIVIL WAR:

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    we already lost her in the MCU, and now she is gone from TV too </3

  22. wondercube says:

    HALEY ATWELL IS SO BEAUTIFUL AND TALENTED AND HER PEGGY IS EVERYTHINGGGGG

  23. wondercube says:

    I am just so dejected now. The best Marvel show around, possibly tied with Jessica Jones (for me, at least).

  24. the silver ravens says:

    noooooo i really like Agent Carter…….Hayley Atwell better be the next Doctor regeneration to make up for this…

  25. bandit_queen says:

    It was a show with all the potential in the world, but it really did need better writing. I wanted so badly for the story to live up to the characters and performances, but it never really did, and now we’ll never know whether it could have :-/

    • Impecunious Joe says:

      I don’t know how. I thought it was wonderful as it was.

      • bandit_queen says:

        There were things I loved about it and there were things that I thought were very disappointing. But I don’t really feel like going on a critical tangent here. Not really the time/place for that.

  26. WheelchairNinja says:

    **single tear for Cat Grant turns into a torrent**

  27. Charlie Smile says:

    :(

  28. VindicaSean says:

    Once the trades started announcing castmembers being tied to other properties at other networks, I knew it was just a matter of time before this came down. With the flagging ratings the show got this season (they were really pretty bad), it was never likely.

    Can we have nothing but Hayley Atwell in period pieces from now on, though? She looks very comfortable in the setting.

  29. Kim Pittman says:

    I feel like this story – http://thenerdybird.com/hayley-atwell-hired-abc-pilot-what-does-this-mean-for-agent-carter/ pretty much assured this one would happen eventually.