But over on the network TV side, things are a little tougher for Marvel. While Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is humming along through its third season and been renewed for a fourth season, matters look dire for Agent Carter. While the showrunners hoped that transplanting the action to Hollywood would help revitalize the show in its second season, it never really gained traction with a large enough audience. While ABC hasn’t officially called off plans for a third season, THR reports that the show’s return is “highly unlikely”. If it does survive the chopping block, star Hayley Atwell plans to juggle it with her other show, Conviction, which is considered likely to score a pickup to series.
The fate of the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spinoff Marvel’s Most Wanted is somewhat fuzzier. The show would star agents Bobbi Morse (Adrianne Palicki) and Lance Hunter (Nick Blood) going off on their own adventures. THR claims that the show “has been cooling and some say it’s not considered the lock it once was.” However, Variety says the show “isn’t quite a lock, but has a very good chance of going to series.”
Personally, I’ve struggled to stay interested in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and following around two more S.H.I.E.L.D. agents doesn’t really seem to be much of a departure. It’s the same, safe territory where network television likes to play, and it’s why cable networks and streaming services have been dominating with far superior programming.
If Marvel’s Most Wanted does make it to series, will you watch? Are you bummed that Agent Carter is most likely dead? Sound off in the comments section.