Hayley Atwell has been speaking more about the cancelled Agent Carter, previewing what the writers had planned for season 3.
Fans are continuing to rally around the cancelled Agent Carter, hoping to secure a third season (or at least a movie) at Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime. The main petition, Save Agent Carter, has amassed more than 117,000 supporters. Hayley Atwell, Dominic Cooper, and other stars have expressed their desire to return.
But what are we actually fighting for?
Agent Carter was cancelled by ABC after two seasons, the first of which was generally considered the better of the two, the second burdened by the absence of Angie, the love triangle, and a convoluted plot (although we can probably all agree that Whitney Frost was the best villain in all the current comic book TV series).
But despite the show’s growing pains, Peggy’s journey wasn’t over. By the end of season 2, it felt like Agent Carter was only just getting to the heart of her story — founding S.H.I.E.L.D. with Howard, and learning more about her brother Michael — before ABC cut it short.
Speaking at a recent convention, Hayley Atwell revealed just a little bit about what Agent Carter season 3 would actually have had in store (and might still, if fan campaigns are successful).
Here’s her season 3 teaser, courtesy of EW:
“There was talk of season 3 of going further back into her past. So the showrunners were talking about a possible kind of twist, I suppose, into something to do with the family. They suggested there would be more to do with my brother. So that’s all I can say.”
There was always going to be more to Michael Carter’s story, considering that he would have to end up somehow being the grandfather of Peggy’s great niece Sharon (Emily VanCamp).
We’d also hope that going into her past would mean seeing more of Peggy in the army, working her way through the ranks and amassing those incredible fighting skills she’d mastered so well by the time she met Steve Rogers in The First Avenger.
Meanwhile, Dominic Cooper has been similarly outspoken about wanting Agent Carter to continue.
Although he had only a guest role on the show, Howard Stark is obviously a key player in the MCU, and Cooper is clearly very attached to the role (despite sharing it with John Slattery).
When asked whether he sees Peggy and Howard returning in some form, Cooper said (via CinemaBlend), “Yeah, and I think they will. [Peggy and Howard]’ll come back somehow — whether it’s on that network or another, or whether it’s that show or a different type of show, you’ll see them again somewhere, I have no doubt about it.”
Hear that, Netflix? Do what Preacher says.