Netflix Discusses Reason for Not Picking Up Agent Carter. As difficult as it was for ABC to cancel the ratings-challenged Agent Carter, fans thought there was still hope for the series to find new life on Netflix. However, it looks like not even Netflix is willing to save it.
Marvel’s failure in making a mark on ABC with Agent Carter was a huge blow for the company, especially after putting two seasons into trying to make it successful. The series just failed to gain viewers, and just getting a second season alone was a testament to fans of Peggy Carter. It doesn’t look like that will happen again when Netflix CCO Ted Sarandos addressed to EW that the online streaming service won’t be resurrecting the Marvel series even with it’s fan following.
So what’s the reason for Netflix not giving Agent Carter a second life? Turns out it was a business decision on their part since they already have enough Marvel content in their library and the company just couldn’t get the show out to their marketed audience. Here’s what Sarandos said:
We’re looking for truly original brands to own, and in that Marvel space we already have [original comic book shows] – so that was mostly why. They also have some output deal complexities. So when you pick it up, being able to pick it up globally is difficult even after it’s canceled. Some of those output partners still had it on the air, so they would argue its covered by their output [deals]. Unfortunately, it was a business decision more than a creative one.
It looks like the end of the road for Peggy Carter. With Agent Carter ending in a cliffhanger, viewers will never witness what happened afterwards or see the heroine start forming S.H.I.E.L.D. Are you sad that Netflix isn’t bringing Agent Carter back?
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