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Netflix: Why we didn’t rescue ‘Agent Carter’

Ew.com has posted a short article after an interview with the powers that be at Netflix on why the company decided not to pick up ‘Agent Carter’.

When ABC axed the series after two seasons in May, fans held their breath hoping the streaming company would swoop in and add Carter to its mounting collection of Marvel titles, such as Daredeviland Jessica Jones. Instead, Carter became Marvel’s first canceled title in this modern era.

We asked Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos what about the series did not work for his company.

“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.”

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July 29th, 2016

Fall TV First Impression: ‘Conviction’

TV Line recently posted their first impression of the ‘Conviction’ pilot. You can read their thoughts below:

THE SHOW | ABC’s Conviction (Mondays at 10/9c, premiering Oct. 3)
THE COMPETITION | CBS’ Scorpion and NBC’s Timeless (new)

THE FIRST IMPRESSION | I have to imagine ABC was tempted to give Conviction (instead of Notorious) the delayed-until-midseason Scandal‘s Thursday time slot, given the shows’ similar “fixer” premises and flawed heroines; perhaps Conviction‘s more procedural nature was deemed more attractive to those looking for/missing Castle?
Atwell is obviously having a ball here, playing very much against her previous TV persona, but the pilot by design pits half of her team against her, which dulls the joy a bit. Maintaining and mining Hayes’ oft-inappropriate sass (Jessica Jones‘ Liz Friedman is a co-creator/writer) will be instrumental to making this show “pop,” while the development of distinct, Gladiator-y dynamics between the other CIU members will be what gets viewers more deeply invested/gives it any legs. I also predict the splashy casting of an additional romantic foil for Atwell, given the mixed messages the pilot sends about Hayes and the DA.

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July 6th, 2016

ABC sets premiere date for ‘Conviction’

Thanks to Deadline we finally have a premiere date for ‘Conviction’! Check out the time slot below:

10-11 PM – “Conviction” (Series premiere)

June 29th, 2016

Hayley Atwell could still appear on ‘Agents of SHIELD’

Great article from Digital Spy via an interview that THR conducted with ‘Agents of SHIELD’ showrunners Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen. Hopefully this means that we still have Peggy, even if it’s a guest spot!

Looking at Agent Carter’s cancellation, and Peggy’s death in both Captain America: Civil War and her obituary in SHIELD, is there any chance we could still see her pop into SHIELD in flashbacks going forward? Or have you closed the chapter on Agent Carter in the MCU?

Whedon: She is the founder of SHIELD and once an agent, always an agent. There is, of course, that possibility. The great thing about the Marvel comics and the Marvel universe in general is that nothing is really off the table. Coulson is living proof of it. So yes, of course there is that possibility.

May 19th, 2016

ABC releases fall schedule

Thanks to Indiewire, we have information on the fall schedule that ABC has released as part of their upfronts. Conviction will air on Monday’s at 10pm.

MONDAY: 8 p.m., “Dancing with the Stars”; 10 p.m., “Conviction” (new drama)

“Conviction”: Lawyer and former First Daughter Hayes Morrison (Hayley Atwell, “Marvel’s Agent Carter”) is about to accept a job offered from her sexy nemesis, NY District Attorney Wayne Wallis, to avoid jail time for cocaine possession and avoid hurting her mother’s Senate campaign. Working with his team at the new Conviction Integrity Unit will let her use her brilliant mind to turn over cases where there is credible suspicion of wrongful conviction, and give her a chance to turn things around with her high-powered political family.

In addition to Atwell, “Conviction” stars Eddie Cahill as Wayne Wallis, Shawn Ashmore as Sam Sullivan, Merrin Dungey as Maxine, Emily Kinney as Tess Thompson, Manny Montana as Franklin “Frankie” Rios and Daniel DiTomasso as Jackson Morrison.

Co-created by writer Liz Friedman (“Elementary,” “Marvel’s Jessica Jones”), and director Liz Friedlander (“The Following”), “Conviction” will be executive produced by Mark Gordon (“Criminal Minds,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Saving Private Ryan”). “Conviction” is from The Mark Gordon Company and ABC Studios.

May 17th, 2016

‘Conviction’ officially greenlit at ABC

In a quick follow up to our last post, ABC has officially greenlit ‘Conviction’ for the 2016-2017 season! At least we still get to see Hayley on our television screens every week 🙂

‘Agent Carter’ star Hayley Atwell has landed another series at the network, the drama “Conviction,” which has officially been greenlit for the 2016-2017 season.

In “Conviction,” Atwell stars as a lawyer and the former First Daughter Hayes Morrison, who is about to accept a job offered from her sexy nemesis, NY District Attorney Wayne Wallis (Eddie Cahill), to avoid jail time for cocaine possession and avoid hurting her mother’s Senate campaign. Working with his team at the new Conviction Integrity Unit will let her use her brilliant mind to turn over cases where there is credible suspicion of wrongful conviction, and give her a chance to turn things around with her high-powered political family.

Shawn Ashmore, Merrin Dungey, Emily Kinney, Manny Montana and Daniel DiTomasso also star. The series was created by Liz Friedman (“Elementary,” “Marvel’s Jessica Jones”) and director Liz Friedlander (“The Following”), and will be exec produced by Mark Gordon. ABC Studios and The Mark Gordon Company are producing the drama.

May 12th, 2016

ABC cancels ‘Agent Carter’

Unfortunately, ABC has decided not to renew ‘Agent Carter’ for a third season. While I am pretty upset and dismayed with the news, at least we’ll have ‘Conviction’ to look forward to.

ABC has canceled Marvel drama ‘Agent Carter’ after two seasons, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The second of Marvel’s ABC dramas, while a critical favorite, was never a ratings breakthrough. The Hayley Atwell starrer earned a surprise second season renewal and returned as a “gap” show under former ABC Entertainment Group president Paul Lee.

Despite heaps of praise from critics, Carter finished its limited run with a 1.4 rating among adults under 50 and 4.3 million total viewers with DVR — both a far cry from Agents of SHIELD. Compounding that, ABC is spinning off popular Agents of SHIELD favorites Adrianne Palicki and Nick Blood for Marvel’s Most Wanted, a more natural extension of the already renewed flagship series.


May 12th, 2016

Full ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Wizard World Comic Con Panel

You can watch the full panel from ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con below.

January 12th, 2016

Interrogating Marvel’s ‘Agent Carter’: Hayley Atwell

With the events of Season 1 of ‘Agent Carter’ under her belt, Agent Peggy Carter is embarking on a new mission in a brand-new city: Los Angeles. But how has her experience changed her? And what new challenges will she face in the land of sunshine and palm trees? In a recent roundtable interview, actress Hayley Atwell talked about what’s in store for Peggy and what we can expect from Season 2 of ‘Agent Carter’ when it premieres with a two-hour event Tuesday, January 19 at 9:00 PM ET on ABC. (Source)

What opportunities will Peggy have now that she’s gained the respect of the SSR?

Hayley Atwell: I think she’s in a very different place emotionally because she’s let go of the grief that she’s had about Captain America. So her heart is a bit more open to possible romance and so she finds herself in a love triangle out here. And there’s the visual aspect of it being shot in L.A.–everything’s a lot lighter, so her clothes are slightly different, her hair is a bit longer. She’s embraced the glamour of Hollywood, a little bit, and I think that also affects how she is emotionally.

She went through a period of struggling to find her feet in the SSR, of fighting in very subtle ways the sexism she found in the male-dominated [organization]. In the end, she doesn’t necessarily win everyone’s respect. Jack Thompson, for example, takes the credit that she probably deserves. But as she says, she knows her value so she doesn’t need that praise. I think the first season is not so much that she’s able to establish herself to everyone as an equal, but yet, for herself, she uses it as a source of strength for her own worth. In that respect, she’s a lot more confident. She’s coming out into this new world of Hollywood, met at the airport by Jarvis, her dear friend, and she can embark on something a little lighter…but of course, given the nature of this genre, it’s going to go dark very quickly. But she’s a little more quick to deal with it this season with an open heart.

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January 12th, 2016

‘Agent Carter’ s2 premiere date pushed back

Unfortunately, it looks like we won’t be seeing Peggy Carter until January 19th.

Agent Carter‘s Season 2 premiere has been delayed by a force even mightier than Marvel.

President Barack Obama’s State of the Union — typically reserved for the last Tuesday in January — has been moved up to Jan. 12, forcing ABC to delay Carter‘s sophomore run until Jan. 19.

Though the preemption wouldn’t have impacted Carter‘s initial Jan. 5 return date, postponing the Hayley Atwell-led series will allow it to run uninterrupted for all 10 episodes.


December 2nd, 2015

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