Jeph Loeb Reveals What's Holding An Agent Carter Revival Back

ABC's recent cancellation of Roseanne ignited a renewed call for a revival of Agent Carter, but Marvel's Jeph Loeb suggests there's a key reason why the beloved show hasn't returned.

Spinning out of Captain America: The First Avenger and the Marvel One-Shot Agent Carter, the series debuted on ABC in 2015, with Hayley Atwell reprising her role as secret agent Peggy Carter, trying to balance her life and career in post-war America. The show was renewed for a second season, but the network passed on a third.

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Participating in a Reddit AMA, Loeb, Marvel's head of television, when fans might expect an Agent Carter revival. He replied, “Wouldn't that be cool? Find us a network! Hayley has been so kind of saying she'd love to come back.”

His words echo Atwell's sentiments that she would love to reprise the role on television. Appearing in the likes of Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man, Atwell played an aged version of the character back in Captain America: The Winter Soldier before Peggy passed away off-screen in Captain America: Civil War.

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Alongside hopes of a Pushing Daisies revival, fans also lobbied for Agent Carter to replace Roseanne if ABC were struggling for shows to fill out its schedule.

Earlier this year Atwell placed the blame for Agent Carter's cancellation at ABC's feet, rather than at Marvel's. "“It’s a shame the network canceled it and wanted to put me in something more mainstream," she said. "You know, Marvel didn’t want it to end. There’s lots of online campaigns to bring her back. Fans loved her. I think it was just a network economical thing: ‘Let’s put Hayley Atwell in something more mainstream that’s less genre-specific and see if we can get higher ratings. And unfortunately, that isn’t, as an actor, anything I’ve got control over. But maybe, in small ways, characters like Peggy Carter very slowly pave the way for it to be possible for other female-led narratives to exist.”

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