On this episode of Nerd & Tie, Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War is closing in on one billion dollars, Agent Carter has been cancelled by ABC, and Supergirl is getting a second season along with a new network. The convention scene’s where the interesting news is a though, as Anime Midwest is sharing space with a Porn convention, Santa Fe Comic Con’s staff has a PR disaster on their hands, and Anime Expo is requiring vendors to pay for background checks.
It’s a sad day for the ABC corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While flagship show Agents of SHIELD has been renewed for another season, things haven’t fared so well for… really anything else on the network?
THR is reporting that ABC has officially cancelled Agent Carter after two seasons. The series, starring Hayley Atwell, had fairly low ratings this last season, so while it’s incredibly depressing to see it go, the writing’s been on the wall for a while.
In the same report it was revealed that potential Agents of SHIELD spinoff Most Wanted won’t be continuing forward either. Most Wanted would have starred Adrianne Palicki and Nick Blood reprising their roles as Bobbi Morse and Lance Hunter.
This is, of course, highly disappointing. Agent Carter left off on a cliffhanger and Blood and Palicki were written off of Agents of SHIELD to make way for Most Wanted. Hopefully their stories will find a way to be resolved elsewhere. I’d say more, but I have to go sit in my room while REM plays on a loop like Brenda did in that one episode of 90210 after she and Dylan broke up.
Agent Carter had a pretty damned solid first season, so we were pretty excited a little while back when Season 2 got a January 5th premiere date. Well, our dreams may have been for naught though, as ABC just announced we’ll now have to wait until January 19th to see Peggy and Jarvis again.
The reason for the delay has nothing to do with the show itself, and everything to do with scheduling of this year’s State of the Union. That’s right, it’s all the President’s fault.
The premiere will still be a two hour event (airing at 9pm Eastern/8pm Central), so go ahead and dry your tears. In the meanwhile, here are a couple of promos we hadn’t shared yet (although they still list the old premiere date):
Agent Carter is arguably one of the stronger parts of the small screen section of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Its first season was consistently strong, its cast charming, and, frankly, it was just sort of awesome. Needless to say, we’re pretty excited about season two here at Nerd & Tie, and now we know when it’ll arrive.
ABC announcedAgent Carter will return to the airwaves January 5th 8/9c with a two hour premiere. The new season will be largely set in California (as opposed to season one’s New York) according to the official synopsis:
“Marvel’s Agent Carter” returns for a second season of adventure and intrigue, starring Hayley Atwell in the titular role of the unstoppable agent for the SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve). Dedicated to the fight against new Atomic Age threats in the wake of World War II, Peggy must now journey from New York City to Los Angeles for her most dangerous assignment yet. But even as she discovers new friends, a new home – and perhaps even a new love – she’s about to find out that the bright lights of the post-war Hollywood mask a more sinister threat to everyone she is sworn to protect.
ABC has also put out a promotional image of series star Hayley Atwell for the second season, now sporting red sunglasses instead of her red fedora.
January can’t come fast enough.
Update (11/18, 8:00AM): And there’s now a nice little trailer for the second season as well.
On this episodes we break things down into the Good (show renewals), the Bad (show cancellations) and the Unexpected (which is what it sounds like). Listen to and watch us celebrate iZombie, Agent Carter and Agents of SHIELD all getting new seasons. Listen to us lament the loss of Constantine… and Helix.
Then we get to Red Dwarf‘s two new upcoming series, a Myst TV show, and a thoroughly unneeded third installment in Frank Miller’s Dark Knight saga.
We also share our thoughts on No Brand Con and read the biggest mailbag in a long while.
Well, it’s been a tense wait for some of us, but we finally have news about the fates of Agent Carter, Agents of SHIELD and the proposed Agents of SHIELDspinoff series.
The good news for fans is, of course, that Agents of SHIELD has been renewed for a third season. More amazingly though is that Agent Carter has been given a second season, which was far less of a sure thing with its shaky ratings.
The only bad news in the batch is that the proposed Agents of SHIELD spinoff has been scrapped and won’t happen now. It’s not a huge loss though as Adrianne Palicki and Nick Blood, who would have starred in the series, will merely remain on Agents of SHIELD proper.
On this episode of Nerd & Tie, we webcast to a live audience for the first time! We also talked about Supergirl coming to CBS, a Teen Titans TV show on TNT, Obi-Wan Kenobi getting his own flick, Deadpool FINALLY getting his own movie, Agent Carter showing up in Agents of SHIELD, Chris Evan’s future as Captain America, Guardians of the Galaxy appearing in Avengers 3, and a Firefly film that amazingly doesn’t suck.
Can’t wait to see Hayley Atwell reprise Peggy Carter in the “Agent Carter” TV series? Well guess what – you won’t have to as Atwell is guest starring in the Agents of SHIELD season 2 premiere. We don’t know if her appearance will be a flashback to SHIELD’s founding, or if an aged version of the character will appear like we saw in Captain America 2, but we know she’s going to be there.
Which should be awesome.
Obviously this is happening because ABC and Marvel are hoping to promote the upcoming Agent Carter TV series, but as she’s probably my favorite character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe I am definitely not complaining.
Agents of SHIELD returns to ABC Tuesday, September 23rd at 9E/8C PM
Thanks to San Diego Comic Con, we’re now getting new reports about the Agent Carter TV show and Season 2 of Agents of SHIELD.
Agent Carter will actually begin just one year after the first Captain America film and prior to the one shot that inspired the series. One of the writers, Steve McFeely, told io9:
We like that richness of not being respected by everyone else and, by the end of the one-shot, she won. We’d like to live there a little longer. So the easy answer is, and we reserve the right to change this, this all happens before the one-shot.
Jarvis, Howard Stark’s butler (and one can assume Tony’s inspiration for his AI), will act as a Q-like figure, bringing various gadgets to Agent Carter throughout the series.
As for Howard Stark himself or any of the Howling Commandos? No one is sure. It’ll come down to actor availability.
The Russo Brothers (who directed The Winter Soldier) will also direct episodes 2 and 3 of the series.
As for Agents of SHEILD, we now know that the character Lucy Lawless is playing will be SHIELD agent Isabelle Hardley. Other characters who will appear include Nick Blood as Lance Hunter and Reed Diamond as this season’s major antagonist Daniel Whitehall.
This fortnight we come to you live from No Brand Con 2014! We talk about a potential return of MST3K, the Agent Carter TV show, Transformers crossing over with Evangelion, the DC carnival of Sadness continuing, Bryan Singer being terrible, Lose Lose… and our listeners are in the room.