Despite its fantastic writing, the strong performance of its lead and the lovely chemistry between Hayley Atwell and James D’Arcy, Agent Carter has struggled in the ratings. And it seemed the show was dealt a death knell when Atwell was cast in legal drama pilot Conviction.
But Atwell is still hopeful that Agent Carter, which just finished its second season, will have a third one:
“There is a chance, from what I know, if both shows get picked up, I’ll be doing both. Until I know one way or the other, I can’t jump for joy or grieve. The main thing I do have is the memories of two seasons of incredibly fulfilling and fun work, with a group of people that have come to be my friends and that I still speak to, especially James D’Arcy and Dominic Cooper. I’ll always have that, if the network decides not to move forward with it. Either way, I’m looking at both outcomes as very positive ones, with a zen-like mentality of ‘What will be, will be.'”
And even if it doesn’t happen, Atwell is still up for playing Peggy Carter, even in Agents of SHIELD:
“It’s not something I would rule out if it felt like it was relevant or important to their story, or if it put Peggy in an interesting light and gave me a challenge I hadn’t done before. Likewise, if I got asked to do any part of Marvel film or TV. It’s always a delight to go back and work with the Marvel family. They are a passionate bunch of people and really lovely.”