ABC Cancelled Agent Carter for This? We Love Our Hayley, But…


Guys, this is so depressing I can hardly write about it. Über stylish, British bombshell, Peggy Carter loses out to American former first daughter and coke snorter, Hayes Morrison? Please tell me this is a joke. Not only is there character and accent assassination, but aside from Hayley’s natural light and gorgeousness, this looks like every other inane network promo you’ve ever seen. You don’t really know what Conviction‘s about, nor do you care. This also looks like exactly the kind of show that’ll (based on Atwell, alone) nab a few viewers for the premiere, then drop like a bomb and be cancelled by first season’s end. Basically, we’ll have to wait a year for even the possibility of an Atwell-worthy series; I suppose we should spend that time re-watching — and mourning over — Agent Carter.

We may as well start with the trailer’s high points:




That’s it, folks!

Now, do yourself a favor and don’t watch the promo.

I knew you wouldn’t listen to me and now you’re sad, aren’t you? At least we’ll always have Peggy gifs.


Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis has been writing about the entertainment industry for ​over eight years, and is the ​Editor-in-Chief at Oohlo, where she muses over television, movies, and pop culture. Previous Senior News Editor at Pajiba, and published at BUST.

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  • ChainedVase

    You guys, I love Hayley and I love Peggy and I occasionally love terrible procedurals, but…. Ooof. This is some tough going. Her accent was ok? Ok-ish? I dunno. I just…. Dunno.

    • AbbySaurus

      I dunno either. It was so bad.

    • i feel like i’ll give the accent a pass cause her dad is from KC and stuff. but no to all the other things

      • ChainedVase

        It was fine. I’ve definitely heard worse. I just don’t need any of this. None of it.
        Agent Carter added some thing to the world. Peggy was excellent and ground-breaking and gave us “I know my value”. This procedural lawyer show will add nothing to anything but possibly very light entertainment. 🙁

  • But that red dress was calling out to me….


    Oh, nice way to rub salt in the wound, ABC.

  • kdm

    Ouch. And thanks ABC for giving me the ENTIRE story in that trailer, including how it ends and the unexpected romance.

    I choose to believe that Peggy is undercover, gathering information about a corrupt D.A.’s office wrongfully convicting people for HYDRA.

  • MissAmynae

    I’ll still DVR it. I don’t hate parts of the premise, but it looks lIke a one and done. Maybe if they cancel it quickly, Netflix would grab Agent Carter?

    She’s reminding me of Sutton Foster in a major way (which is not a bad thing at all, but Hayley gotta be Hayley.)

  • I… guys… no. So much no. I must ask again did this get picked over Agent Carter Cause new prez of Abc’s sister is in it? SORRY FRANCIE FROM ALIAS (Merrin Dungey) YOU ARE NOT WORTH THIS.

    Side notes:

    Ashmore! Beth from TWD!
    uh… Cahill, you look….. rough bro. like time has not been good to your rosey cheeks sir.

  • Jelinas

    That last gif actually makes me a little teary. We’re losing so much more than just a TV show.