Though there was an interesting story in the second season of Agent Carter, ABC has decided to not renew the show for a third season.

According to Variety, “Agent Carter” averaged a 1.4 rating in adults 18-49 and 4.4 million viewers overall in “live plus-7” estimates from Nielsen — down sharply from its first year.” Part of that down turn could easily have been the lack of promotion for the show. Though I don’t watch television that often, the online marketing for season two was not nearly what we had seen for the first season.

I’m wondering if the growing tension between Isaac Perlmutter and Kevin Feige had something to do with it. The Inhumans movie has been put on indefinite hiatus since the Inhuman storyline is playing out on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (which is getting a fourth season), and since Peggy Carter dies in Captain America: Civil War (natural causes, no spoilers), I wonder if that was taken as a slap in the face from the television side.

Taking the tinfoil hat off for a moment, it is more than likely a ratings issue (and soap opera-esque production quality) was the ultimate downfall.

While it is sad new for Hayley Atwell and friends (she is at least getting a new series at ABC), it is worse news for Adrianne Palicki and Nick Blood, who were set to reprise their roles of Mockingbird and Lance Hunter in Marvel’s Most Wanted. ABC has opted to not move forward with that series.

via THR

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2 Comments

  1. May 13, 2016 at 11:14 am — Reply

    Shame, I really enjoyed the series.

  2. May 13, 2016 at 12:22 pm — Reply

    Same here. I really liked Agent Carter. Actually I liked it more than I do Agents of SHIELD right now

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