When Hayley Atwell was cast in ABC’s new drama pilot “Conviction,” there was unease within the “Agent
But it was far from certain, even though ultimately “Agent Carter” was canceled and “Conviction” was picked up to series.
“It was unclear if ‘Agent Carter’ would go ahead,” Atwell told reporters of that period of uncertainly, after the “Conviction” panel at the Television Critics’ Association’s summer press tour in Beverly Hills. “We felt by the end of the second season, that it was always one of those much-loved but little kind of places in the world of ABC. It was always very much up in the air…”
When this pilot came about, ABC said, this is not ‘We’re cancelling Agent
Atwell says there was even the possibility of doing both.
“I think they would have figured something out,” she said. “In terms of making a [Agent
And there’s always the possibility that more “Agent
“I’d love it to be [still on the table],” she said. “The great thing about Peggy is she lives a long life. I’m banking on being in my 50s and going, ‘Let’s see what Peggy’s up to.'”