Last week, Agent Carter closed out its Season 2 run of 10 episodes, airing during Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s midseason hiatus, Tuesdays at 9 PM. ABC just issued a renewal for Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., along with 14 other shows. But Marvel's Agent Carter wasn't among them. While it hasn't been made official yet, Nerd Reactor reports that ABC has in fact issued a Season 3 renewal for Marvel's Agent Carter.
The news of Agent Carter's renewal may come as somewhat of a surprise to fans who have followed the show's ratings, since they have significantly dropped from the first season. The eighth and ninth episodes, which aired back-to-back, averaged just 2.5 million viewers and had a 0.7 rating for adults 18-49 demographic. The season finale dropped even more to a season-low 2.35 million viewers. The first season finale last year drew in 4.02 million viewers with a 1.3 rating for adults 18-49. However, series star Hayley Atwell teased the possibility of a renewal in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter last week, after the season finale aired.
"I'm really satisfied with where it ends and what happens to Peggy. I'm proud of this season, so if we get the opportunity to work on it again, then brilliant. Because then I'm sure I'll have even more fun working on it than I did in season two which was a lot. I don't quite know how to top that. But I'd love the opportunity to try. ... The writers have very elegantly put together this ending. I definitely want more."
The second season of Marvel's Agent Carter shifted the action from New York to Los Angeles, with Hayley Atwell returning in the titular role of the unstoppable agent for the SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve). Dedicated to the fight against new Atomic Age threats in the wake of World War II, Peggy must face her most dangerous assignment yet. But even as she discovers new friends, a new home - and perhaps even a new love - she's about to find out that the bright lights of the post-war Hollywood mask a more sinister threat to everyone she is sworn to protect.
Marvel's Agent Carter stars Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter, James D'Arcy as Edwin Jarvis, Enver Gjokaj as Chief Daniel Sousa, Wynn Everett as Whitney Frost, Reggie Austin as Jason Wilkes and Chad Michael Murray as Chief Jack Thompson. Tara Butters, Michele Fazekas, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, Chris Dingess, Kevin Feige, Louis D'Esposito, Alan Fine, Joe Quesada, Stan Lee and Jeph Loeb are executive producers. Marvel's Agent Carter is produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television. What do you think about Marvel's Agent Carter possibly getting a third season on ABC?