No sooner was the unfortunate cancelation of Agent Carter announced by ABC than fans rallied to do what they could to bring the show back in the form of a petition. So far it’s garnered almost 7500 signatures, which is pretty impressive given that it’s less than a day old. The petition’s creator, listed as Arnau S., simply states on Change.org:
“Agent Carter was a show who united a lot of people, just for Peggy. Her fandom is really united, we all love Peggy.
Her series has been canceled, but we can bring her to NETFLIX!”
It’s doubtful, however, Marvel et al will heed the demands as Hayley Atwell, who portrays Agent Peggy Carter, has just had her new series Conviction picked up for the fall on ABC. Additionally, while it was a critics’ favorite and has a niche fanbase, its ratings slumped to a dismal 1.4 by the end of Season 2. It’s not impossible, though. Before the cancelation was announced, many thought there was a chance Marvel and ABC would work with Atwell’s schedule so that she would be able to do both shows. Plus, Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD wouldn’t exist if not for the overwhelming cry from fans to bring Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) back to life after he was ruthlessly killed by Loki (Tom Hiddleston) in The Avengers.
Petitions have become something of a common tool for audiences deprived of their favorite shows and characters. Marvel, in particular, is no stranger to them as several petitions have sprung up over the years including one to have Spider-Man brought over to the MCU, another for Black Widow to get her own movie and probably the most famous, one for Loki to be granted a solo film. And while one of those has happened, one may happen and the other has merely been discussed, it’s doubtful the successes of these ideas can be solely attributed to fans’ outcries.
If a resurrection did happen, Netflix is the most likely place. The streaming service has become a sort of second-wind for canceled shows and is now making quite a business out of revivals like Fuller House and The Gilmore Girls. It also houses some of Marvel’s most popular projects like Jessica Jones and Daredevil, so Agent Carter wouldn’t necessarily be out of place. Still, you have to wonder if all this support was present when Agent Carter was actually on the air. Given its ratings, it seems simply not enough of her fans supported the show when it mattered most.
In the end, the fate of Captain America’s best girl is up to the powers that be. If it’s meant to happen, it’ll happen. We’d definitely be up for Peggy’s resurrection and that of James D’Arcy’s Jarvis.
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