Thu May 12, 2016 6:52 pm
The Marvel drama will not return for a third season.
It's the end of the road for TV's Peggy Carter.
ABC has canceled Marvel drama Agent Carter after two seasons, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The second of Marvel's ABC dramas, while a critical favorite, was never a ratings breakthrough. The Hayley Atwell starrer earned a surprise second season renewal and returned as a "gap" show under former ABC Entertainment Group president Paul Lee.
Despite heaps of praise from critics, Carter finished its limited run with a 1.4 rating among adults under 50 and 4.3 million total viewers with DVR — both a far cry from Agents of SHIELD. Compounding that, ABC is spinning off popular Agents of SHIELD favorites Adrianne Palicki and Nick Blood for Marvel's Most Wanted, a more natural extension of the already renewed flagship series.
For her part, Atwell already booked the lead (in first position) in buzzy ABC procedural Conviction, which has been looking good for a series order as Carter fans are left to ponder that cliffhanger ending.