Agent Carter may have been cancelled by ABC, but is the series actually dead? According to ComicBookResources.com, not if the fans have anything to say about it as an online petition was launched in the hopes that Netflix might pick up and save the two season mini-series.
As of this morning, more than 21,000 people have joined the call.
Directed at Disney, ABC and Netflix, the petition is direct and to the point: “Save Agent Carter, bring her to NETFLIX.” That’s it; any elaboration was left to the supporters, who are eager to make their case.
One supporter wrote:
“Agent Carter is one of only solely female-based shows on the air of the superhero variety. Peggy Carter is such an amazing character, and with lines such as ‘I know my own worth,’ she’s also an exemplary role-model. By cutting Agent Carter, ABC is only adding to the stigma that women cannot act a lead role and be powerful by themselves that is often preached by media standards.”
The testimonials don’t stop there as another supporter shared:
“I am signing because Agent Carter is probably one of the only shows that shows women in such a positive light. It gave a character who started out as a love interest a true story and a positive role model for women. It is sad that Disney and Marvel have taken away such a brilliant character and are alienating their female fans.”
Home to Marvel‘s Daredevil and Jessica Jones, as well as the upcoming Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Punisher and The Defenders, Netflix has stepped in to rescue such television series as Arrested Development, Longmire, The Killing. Whether the streaming service might be able to throw Agent Carter a lifeline, of course, remains to be seen.
The series, staring Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter, suffered from its lowest ratings this last season, despite the change in story location and the various call backs to plenty in the overall Marvel canon. While the issue of low ratings isn’t enough for Netflix to dismiss the idea of bringing the show over (Arrested Development did not draw big ratings while on network television, but Netflix saw value in it), having Hayley Atwell star in the new ABC TV series Conviction might complicate things a bit. However, the popular actor did say that if filming schedules were flexible that she would be more than willing to work in both television shows. Besides, who doesn’t want to see those cliffhangers resolved???
How do you feel about Agent Carter moving over to Netflix, or should the streaming service be the home of the “gritty” Marvel properties only? Should Agent Carter move to Netflix, would you like to see a change in its tone, or would you prefer the “bright” and “friendly” look that the series has maintained so far? If Agent Carter worked on Netflix, what about Marvel’s Most Wanted?
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