The campaign for “Agent Carter” to have a third season continues as Dominic Cooper has followed Hayley Atwell’s suit in expressing his desire for the Marvel television series to be picked up by a different network or platform so they can continue to move forward despite having been canceled by ABC.
However, while Atwell focused her attention on the stories that have yet to be told by the period spy thriller, West focused on what platform may be suitable for “Agent Carter.”
“I’m sure there’s people talking about it now. What’s wonderful about Amazon and other streaming sites, whereas that might have been the end of the road completely, now there’s hope that it might not be,” he said during a panel at the recently held MCM London Comic Con.
West, plays the younger version of John Slattery’s and Gerard Sanders’ Howard Stark, father to Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe.
“The fact that people have got behind it and want to see it return means a huge amount to Hayley (Atwell) and James (D’Arcy),” West continued.
The tie-in with Amazon is rooted from West’s new show “Preacher,” whose United Kingdom’s rights is with Amazon but with AMC in the United States. The 38-year-old English actor plays Jesse Custer, a small-town preacher whose mission is to find God. Interestingly, the role is the opposite of Stark whose beliefs were mostly based on science and technology instead of religion.
ABC’s cancellation of “Agent Carter” was part of the network’s axing spree last month. ABC also let go other shows like the “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” spin-off “Marvel’s Most Wanted,” as well as long running crime drama “Castle” and fan-favorite “Nashville.” While “Most Wanted” has been indefinitely shelved and “Castle” concluding its run, “Nashville” is already in the process of shopping for a new home.
With the ongoing buzz coming from the show’s stars and an online petition from fans drawing attention and support, there may still be a chance for viewers to see “Agent Carter” live another day.