Agent Carter axed
- Bang Showbiz
- 13 May 2016
Hayley Atwell's Marvel drama series 'Agent Carter' has been cancelled by ABC after two seasons
'Agent Carter' has been axed by ABC after just two seasons.
The Marvel drama, in which Hayley Atwell reprised her role as Peggy Carter from the 'Captain America' movie, will not return for a third series after it failed to attract viewers.
'Agent Carter' featured Peggy as a secret agent for the Strategic Scientific Reserve dedicated to fighting new atomic threats that emerged after World War II and although it was a critical success, it struggled to find an audience.
Its season two renewal was a surprise last year with reports suggesting that it was merely brought back as a "gap" show under former ABC Entertainment Group president Paul Lee.
While 'Agents of SHIELD' has been renewed for the 2016-2017 season, ABC has also passed on picking up its spinoff 'Marvel's Most Wanted'.
Despite redeveloping the project from last year, Variety reports that the channel has decided not to go ahead with Adrianne Palicki's and Nick Blood's new show.
Meanwhile, there was good news for Hayley after her new show 'Conviction' was given a series order by ABC.
She stars as Hayes Morrison, a lawyer and former First Daughter who accepts a job from her sworn enemy, New York District Attorney Wayne Wallis ('CSI: NY's Eddie Cahill'), in order to avoid jail time for cocaine possession.