The former ABC president believes Agent Carter would have worked better today. Before Disney+’s current Marvel Cinematic Universe shows, there was the original Marvel TV era. From 2010 up until 2019, Marvel television hosted several shows across ABC, Netflix, and Hulu. But Marvel TV was ultimately absorbed into Marvel Studios as part of Kevin Feige’s responsibilities.
Agent Carter was one of ABC’s few Marvel TV shows that lasted for only two seasons. However, former ABC president Paul Lee believes it would have done better today. In a new interview with The Wrap, Lee expressed his optimism for Agent Carter if it existed today. Because of how interconnected MCU films and shows are now, Lee shared the following:
Look, structurally, don’t forget, it was at a time when Marvel movies and Marvel TV were separated. So I think one of the reasons it would do better today is that the platform is used to it. And it would have sat brilliantly amongst those. But it was a great early suggestion of where the Marvel brand could go and very useful to everybody.
Could Agent Carter Season 3 Ever Happen?
In theory, Agent Carter season 3 could always happen on Disney+ if Marvel Studios saw a potential for it. It would be up to them if they would use Agent Carter’s original showrunners or get a new creative team. However, it has nearly been a decade since ABC canceled the show, and the MCU is at a different point now. It would be a tougher sell to get an audience for Agent Carter season 3.
However, Agent Carter could always take the Daredevil: Born Again route on Disney+. Instead of a series revival, Peggy Carter’s story could continue in a whole new show. Since Hayley Atwell returned to the MCU as Captain Carter, there has been interest to see Peggy’s arc continue. That would probably be the better option, especially as part of the Multiverse Saga.
Time will tell if Marvel Studios will ever revisit Agent Carter in any capacity. If they went the Captain Carter route, that would probably get more eyeballs than Agent Carter season 3. But with Marvel Studios, anything can happen, including a potential Agent Carter revival.
Source: The Wrap