The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Agent Carter is officially ending after only two seasons. Despite audiences and critics praising the show, it didn’t have the numbers ABC wanted. That, plus the fact that Hayley Atwell has already signed on to lead the new ABC drama, Conviction means we may have seen the last of Agent Peggy Carter (except maybe in flashbacks in the MCU). It also seems that ABC is having second thoughts (again) about Marvel’s Most Wanted which makes me feel really bad for Adrianne Palicki and Nick Blood who were written off of Agents of SHIELD this season for the purpose of starring in their own show. I’m still holding out hope for Damage Control.
Over at Netflix though, things aren’t as bleak. The success of Daredevil’s Season 2 has led to a Punisher spin-off being announced. That’s all we know right now, and for good reason. They’re planning on releasing two shows every year but have at least five more in various stages of production.
Season 2 of Jessica Jones has been announced and plans are to shoot it simultaneously with The Defenders.
Luke Cage wrapped filming back in March and is planned to be released on September 30.
Iron Fist, which was on rocky ground for a while, started filming last month. It doesn’t have a release date yet, but expect it early next year.
That leaves The Defenders, where all of these characters come together much like the Avengers have done on the big screen. We don’t have a date for The Defenders yet either. Possibly late next year or even early 2019 depending on when they decide to release the Punisher spin-off.
What do you think of ABC’s decision to cancel Agent Carter?