The writing for Agent Carter seemed pretty much on the wall with the announcement of Hayley Atwell’s ABC Conviction pilot, even as many suggested the Marvel star could balance filming both. Sadly, Conviction won the day regardless, but according to Atwell, ABC might have commissioned Agent Carter specials to help fill the gap between actual seasons.

Speaking at the TCA press tour panel (via TVLine) to promote Conviction, Atwell offered a slight peek into an alternate universe where both Conviction and Agent Carter had been picked up for additional episodes. It’s possible full seasons of Agent Carter would take a backseat, but Marvel and ABC might have made smaller specials to compensate:

I think they would have figured something out, in terms of making a [Marvel’s Agent Carter] special, or waiting until we finished this season [of Conviction] and then doing something.

And while Netflix may formally have turned any Agent Carter resuscitation down, Atwell remains open to the possibility of the character’s return, whether at Peggy’s advanced age, or her own:

It’s still a much-loved show for the people involved in the making of it, and we know it has a special place in the fans’ hearts. And that’s something that I would be very happy to go back to, if the opportunity came … The great thing about Peggy is we know she lives a long life. I’m banking on when I’m in my 50s, saying, ‘Let’s see what Peggy’s up in this decade!’

So far as we know, Season 3 of Marvel’s Agent Carter would have explored a bit of Peggy’s family history, particularly as regard to her lost brother, as well as her own war record. There’s every chance Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4 could pick up a few loose threads, but no formal plans have been announced.

Whether or not we see Agent Carter again, would shorter specials been a good way to continue the series over time?


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