Peggy Carter can't catch a break. She never got that dance with Cap, and now even Netflix won't pick up her TV show.
ABC canceled "Marvel's Agent Carter" after two seasons, and even though star Hayley Atwell has landed her own new show at the network, many fans were hoping Netflix would swoop in like a superhero and add "Agent Carter" to their growing lineup of Marvel series. After all, Netflix is now the home of "Jessica Jones," "Daredevil," and -- soon -- "Luke Cage" and "Iron Fist."
So why didn't Netflix adopt Peggy's show? Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos explained the reasoning to Entertainment Weekly: "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."
But it's not the only reason why. He added that it was"a business decision more than a creative one," because Netflix wants to own and distribute its titles around the world and Marvel's existing international deals for "Agent Carter" would be a complication. As he put it, "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."
That's a lot of corporate speak covered in red tape wrapped in a bureaucracy. They potentially could've fought for Peggy, but ... it sounds like Netflix just didn't think her story was worth it. Maybe another streaming service or network will pick up the series, or Peggy's story could be continued in another section of the MCU. Or do you think it's just time to let her go?
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