Netflix explains why they decided against saving the ‘Agent Carter’ TV show

in Entertainment, Marvel, Movies & TV, Television

After the incredible Marvel show ‘Agent Carter’ was cancelled after only two seasons, many fans were hoping that Netflix would be its salvation. After all, Netflix has teamed up with Marvel Studios previously, creating magnificent shows such as ‘Jessica Jones’ and ‘Daredevil’.

Unfortunately they decided to pass on picking up the female-driven ‘Agent Carter’ show and in an interview with EW, chief content officer for Netflix, Ted Sarandos, spoke about why decided to skip on Carter.

“We’re looking for truly original brands to own,” he says, “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 it’s covered by their output [deals]. Unfortunately, it was a business decision more than a creative one.”

It is sad to hear that they apparently felt like ‘Agent Carter’ had more stories to tell and that the decision mainly came down to network politics, but that is the name of the game in Hollywood. Here is for hoping that Peggy Carter will at least show up in other Marvel movies/shows in the future.


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    Well, that’s a shame. It was better than all of their original shows put together.

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    I think that marvel studios had already enough stuff…including “Agent Carter” and the character needed more co–starrings support. And it’s true what they say about picking more shows and so forth…time is money, when it comes to making or keeping a show on the AIR. I don’t say MARVEL or whoever, are totally right but, trust me my mayors in college were drama and T.V production and this is not about ratings…is about money.

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    I watched a few episodes of Agent Carter and it didn’t work for me. I gave up quite quickly. Her abilities are just ridiculous and she isn’t a superhero. I felt the same about Jessica Jones whose storylines are just gross with drug abuse and weird sex. On the other hand, I watched all the episodes of Daredevil, but still darker than the usual Marvel characters. Can they lighten things up? Even Agents of Shield is over dramatic and dark.

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