I spy Agent Carter on the unemployment line.
ABC has cancelled the Hayley Atwell-fronted Marvel series after two acclaimed-yet-little-seen seasons, TVLine has learned.
In TVLine’s annual “Keep or Cut” poll, 83 percent of respondents wanted to see the drama renewed. The show’s low ratings, however, likely made a third season cost-prohibitive for ABC. The Season 2 finale in March pulled in just 2.35 million total viewers and a 0.7 demo rating, hitting and tying series lows.
Agent Carter‘s first and second seasons — which totaled just 18 episodes — aired during Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s midseason breaks.
Atwell will remain in the ABC fold, however as the star of the network’s new drama Conviction. Atwell plays the brilliant-but-rebellious daughter of a Clinton-like political family, who is forced into taking a job as the head of Los Angeles’ newly created Conviction Integrity Unit. Along with her team of lawyers, investigators and forensic experts, she has two weeks to examine cases where there’s credible suspicion that the wrong person may have been convicted of a crime.