ABC Cancels Agent Carter

Agent Carter Season 2
Agent Carter’s run is over


After a two-season run, Marvel’s Agent Carter television series has ended its run.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, The ABC network axed the period drama weeks after the second season’s cliffhanger ending. While the show received critical praise, it never gained successful ratings like its fellow program Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Agent Carter Season 2 Episode 4
Agent Carter and Vernon Masters in tense discussion


The Season two’s finale gained a 1.4 rating among adult audiences, but it did receive 4.3 million viewers with DVR. While the it may seem impressive, the numbers were only a fraction of Agent’s of S.H.I.E.L.D‘s average ratings.

Agent Carter‘s future looked especially bleak after leading actress Hayley Atwell signed on to star in an upcoming ABC series titled Conviction. Despite Atwell’s assurance that she would be able to do both shows, this did little to assuage Marvel fans.

Despite the cancellation, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D has been renewed for another season, and a spin-off titled Marvel’s Most Wanted in the works.

Jonathan Bruce
Jonathan Bruce
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