Though "Marvel's Agent Carter" surprised and delighted its loyal fan base with a return for an eight-episode second season on ABC, viewers shouldn't hold out hope for a third. According to The Hollywood Reporter, series lead Hayley Atwell has signed for a new pilot at the network, signaling that the writing may be on the wall for the Marvel show. "Conviction," Atwell's new project, will see the Captain America actress play the "ne'er-do-well daughter of a former president" who is blackmailed into taking a job in law enforcement. While The Hollywood Reporter has stated that "Conviction" will not necessarily spell the end of "Agent Carter" - if the new show is picked up, scheduling arrangements would be made for Atwell to work on both programs - the fact that Atwell is attached may reveal something about the future of the low-rated "Agent Carter." Furthermore, "Agent Carter" showrunners Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters also have a new project in the works at ABC - a pilot entitled "The Death of Eva Sofia Valdez." The principals of Marvel's second live-action television show are all finding new work, an ill portent for the WWII-era serial.
Scott Fried is a Slammy Award-winning* writer living and working in New York City. He has been following/writing about professional wrestling for many years and is a graduate of Lance Storm's Storm Wrestling Academy. Follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/scottfried.
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