We are reaching the end of the 2015-2016 TV season as shows are beginning to wrap up their current seasons and renewals as well as cancellations is what is on people’s mind right now for certain shows. As we are learning the fate of what shows are coming back or being cancelled, we are also in the middle of the pilot season with new shows joining the 2016-2017 TV season.
While Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. got an early Season 4 renewal back in March, we still have yet to learn the fate of ABC’s other Marvel series, Agent Carter as well as the SHIELD spin-off Marvel’s Most Wanted starring Adrianne Palicki and Nick Blood reprising the roles of Mockingbird and Lance Hunter. Several outlets are beginning to report what is garnering buzz right now for several new projects for all the networks.
Deadline, The Hollywood Reporter and Variety are reporting similar buzz for Marvel’s Most Wanted, with THR and Variety both stating that a series pick-up isn’t 100% just yet.
“On the more testosterone side, ABC has the straight-to-series drama Designated Survivor starring Kiefer Sutherland, and Marvel’s Most Wanted, which still looks like a no-brainer.” – Deadline
“Agents of SHIELD spinoff Marvel’s Most Wanted has been cooling and some say it’s not considered the lock it once was.” – The Hollywood Reporter
“And expanding ABC’s Marvel universe — though “Agent Carter” will likely be axed (with Hayley Atwell’s “Conviction” pilot getting great buzz) — “Marvel’s Most Wanted” isn’t quite a lock, but has a very good chance of going to series, say sources.” – Variety
On the subject of Agent Carter’s chances of being renewed, with all three outlets reporting that Hayley Atwell’s crime drama Conviction has been getting great buzz, it’s looking more unlikely that the Peggy Carter series will be returning for a third season. With ratings having dipped a lot in its second season and the potential production scheduling issues that could occur should Atwell do both shows, it looks the adventures for the founder of S.H.I.E.L.D. could already be over.
In addition, should Marvel’s Most Wanted go to series and serve a similar role like Agent Carter did, as a bridge during the hiatus of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., it would be challenging to fit all those three shows within the Tuesday nights 9 PM slot between September and May. Another thing to take into consideration in terms of Agent Carter’s future versus Marvel’s Most Wanted is that many of the people involved with Carter have joined other projects so they are beginning to get occupied already.
We will be finding out more about Marvel’s Most Wanted and Agent Carter’s future closer to the ABC Upfront which will be on Tuesday, May 17, which is also the same day as the two-hour season finale for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.