Agent Carter: What would have happened in season three


Two years after ABC canceled Agent Carter, a writer-producer for the series has revealed what would have happened (and could still happen) in season three.

Since Agent Carter was canceled by ABC back in 2016, the series’ producers, writers, and actors, as well as disappointed fans, have been holding out hope for a revival. The series has yet to find a new home, but writer-producer Jose Molina recently spilled the tea on what platform he does not think would revive the show and what storylines had been planned for season three.

In an interview with Den of Geek, Molina affirmed the belief that the Agent Carter team would be game for a revival. However, he doubts that streaming giant Netflix, which has revived other canceled series such as Lucifer, would be the right fit for the show.

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"It would be lovely to think that Netflix (home to so many awesome Marvel shows) would pick it up, but their shows all share a common universe and timeline that Carter doesn’t share. Creatively, these shows tend to be very dark, and Agent Carter just doesn’t have dark and brooding in its DNA."

It’s true that Marvel’s six Netflix original series — Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, The Punisher, Daredevil, Iron Fist and The Defenders — are quite different from Agent Carter in tone and aesthetic. However, Agent Carter was always a bit of unicorn within the Marvel television landscape, anyway.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was similar in tone to Agent Carter, especially in its earlier seasons, but their settings were quite different. Agent Carter took place in the1940s and had Captain America: The First Avenger as its only major tie-in.

Agents, on the other hand, is usually set in the present and regularly impacted by the ongoing Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline. It’s also worth noting that while Molina doubts ABC would pick up Agent Carter again “given the series’ ratings,” the network just renewed Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for a sixth season, despite even lower viewership.

Agent Carter may never return to television, though, Molina also offered fans some closure in his Den of Geek interview by revealing what storylines were planned for season three. Apparently, the series was in for another change of scenery, following one season set in New York and one set in Los Angeles.

Season three would’ve seen Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) returning to her hometown of London as part of her investigation into the shooting of her boss at the Strategic Scientific Reserve Jack Thompson (Chad Michael Murray).

Season two ended on a cliffhanger with Thompson’s life hanging in the balance and his mystery assailant taking a potentially damaging file on Carter from Thompson’s hotel room. It seems that Thompson would have survived, while Carter would have been in for a shocking family reunion.

"If memory serves, the initial thrust was going to come from the investigation into the assassination attempt on Jack Thompson. We were hoping (assuming we could afford it) that the story would then lead us to London, where we would learn that Peggy’s late brother Michael was not only alive and kicking, but involved in some very nefarious, super-villainous shenanigans."

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Given our current age of TV revivals, it’s not beyond the realm of possibility that Agent Carter will be greenlit for a third season someday. Until then, any Agent Carter fan fiction writers out there just got a pretty decent prompt.