Moments after ABC announced its decision to cancel Marvel's 1940s spy drama Agent Carter, fans took to Twitter to vent their frustration. The series wrapped its second season earlier this year and was received rather well, despite low ratings.
It wasn't that long ago we were excitedly watching promos for Season 2, like the one below:
Within 30 minutes of the news breaking, Agent Carter was a top trend worldwide on social media, coming in third in the United States. Not bad for a show that apparently wasn't popular enough.
Several social media users were rather vocal about ABC's controversial decision, with many commenting on how important the show was to a female audience. Throughout the series' run, Hayley Atwell was often commended for her performance as the matriarch of Marvel. Reading several of the online tweets, it's clear that the show has a lot more fans than ABC gave it credit for.
However, while many are expressing their distaste for ABC's decision, others have already started petitioning Netflix in an attempt to save the show. The streaming service is no stranger to Marvel properties, producing the highly successful series Daredevil and Jessica Jones, both of which allegedly take place in the same universe as Agent Carter. Taking this into account, reviving Agent Carter is an entirely plausible option. The hashtags #AgentCarterNetflix, #NetflixSaveAgentCarter and #RenewAgentCarter are building up a lot of steam.
The people have spoken and their decision appears to be unanimous. Marvel properties are hot at the minute, with Captain America: Civil War in the cinema and the second season of Daredevil still relatively fresh, so perhaps now is the right time for another network to cash in and revive the series. I think we all would like to see another, perhaps final adventure for Agent Carter and her colorful cohorts.
If you would like to sign the petition encouraging Netflix to revive the series then click here.