If you’re a fan of the Marvel Universe, you know by now that ABC’s Agent Carter has been cancelled after its second season. However, you also probably know that fans have been avid about the show continuing, calling for it to be picked up by Netflix. What you may not have known, however, is that Agent Carter herself, Hayley Atwell, is all for the show moving to the popular streaming service.
The actress appeared alongside former Agent Carter co-star Dominic Cooper, who played Howard Stark, at Wizard World in Philadelphia and spoke about the potential for the show to continue:
“I love doing Peggy Carter and Marvel is still so supportive of the series. So maybe it will go somewhere else and we’ll have more of her.”
Fans were very excited to hear Atwell’s interest in continuing to portray the founding member of S.H.I.E.L.D. and carry out her story to its fullest extent. In fact, when some fans asked about where the show left off and what happened to Peggy between the show's end and where the MCU films picked up, Atwell had a simple answer:
“I think that’s why we need a Season 3.”
There is certainly a great deal of story left to be told for Agent Carter, and a lot of people want to see that story unfold. Whether it’s on Netflix or through some other source, Atwell’s confidence absolutely made fans feel a bit more easy about the recent cancellation. However, she isn’t going to limit herself, having also expressed interest in another show featuring her former co-star Cooper:
"I think I should be on 'Preacher.'"
This admission was completely unprovoked and drew quite a positive reaction from the crowd. When the cheers settled, Cooper’s response showed that the fans weren’t the only ones excited by the declaration:
“Oh yeah, I have the perfect character for you, too.”
Cooper went on to explain that his much darker role on the new comic book adaptation was completely different from his previous TV role and that he would like to continue to portray a wide array of characters. Atwell expressed her admiration for his work on Preacher, stating that he was brilliant. However, when asked by Cooper if she had seen the show, her response gave the audience a laugh:
“I’ve seen the trailer."
Perhaps that cooled any excitement for Atwell joining the show anytime soon, but with the two actors sharing so much work history and appearing to be such good friends, I wouldn’t rule out an appearance at some point down the road.
Until then, Atwell will be appearing on ABC’s new series Conviction, which is set to premiere later this year. Hopefully, we’ll soon be seeing more of her in a familiar role.