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Despite low ratings and a high price tag, a mass of critical acclaim and, most likely, desire by Marvel to not see a show “fail” has led ABC to officially announce a renewal for the Hayley Atwell starring Captain America spin-off, Agent Carter. Set to serve as another event-series filler for the break of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. next winter, the best thing ABC could do for the series at this point is make sure it’s easily accessible this summer to new viewers in order to hopefully increase the show’s awareness later in the 2015/2016 television season.

Of all the Marvel shows on the alphabet network’s slate, Carter was always the one that had the least chance of seeing a life beyond its initial season. In addition to the low ratings and high price tag listed above, ABC stuck true to the idea of the season being an “event” that featured a self-contained story, and that meant there was no narrative reason to continue Peggy’s journey. Everything we needed to know, we knew, and the cliff-hanger at the end can just as easily be answer by a second season of the show as much it can by watching the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

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Hayley Atwell attends C2E2 Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo at McCormick Place on April 25, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. You can go to the gallery to take a look to the photos and enjoy!

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2015 Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo – Day 2


Hayley Atwell (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier”) attended the 2015 Jameson Empire Awards and presented the award for best Male Newcomer. While she was there she was asked about the status of Agent Carter airing in the UK.

“I think it will later on in the year,” Hayley Atwell said. “There is a really chance that the UK is going to get it. There must be a slight bidding war for the channel at the moment. Fingers crossed it won’t be too long.”

All 8 episode of Marvel’s Agent Carter mini-series have aired stateside on ABC, but for fans across the pond they’ll have to hold their breathe as the show doesn’t currently have a UK broadcaster. The UK’s Channel 4, which aired Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., already said they have no interest in acquiring the rights to Agent Carter.

Listen to Hayley’s comments on Agent Carter in the video below, starting at the 2-minute mark. [Source]


Hayley Atwell attends the Jameson Empire Awards 2015 at Grosvenor House, on March 29, 2015 in London, England. You can go to the gallery to take a look to the photos and enjoy!

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Jameson Empire Awards 2015 – Portraits
Jameson Empire Awards 2015 – Winners Room
Jameson Empire Awards 2015 – Awards Show
Jameson Empire Awards 2015 – Drinks Reception
Jameson Empire Awards 2015
March 29th, 2015


Hayley Atwell speaks at Emerald City Comicon on March 27, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. You can go to the gallery to take a look to the photos and enjoy! Thanks to Claudia for the photos.

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ECCC Emerald City Comicon 2015


Hayley Atwell attends the VIP night for the Northern Ballets rendition of ‘The Great Gatsby’ at Sadlers Wells Theatre on March 24, 2015 in London, England. I added some photos to the gallery. Thanks to Claudia for some of the pics.

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The Great Gatsby – VIP night


Cinderella star Hayley Atwell says the live-action Disney adaptation veers away from the traditional telling of the story in which the handsome prince saves the girl from her life of suffering and persecution. In this adaptation, she saves herself.

In an interview with Radio Times, Atwell said Kenneth Branagh’s remake had a “slightly different meaning. “Ken made it very clear that he didn’t feel that Cinderella was about the man saving her. It is a woman saving herself through being courageous and kind … but she’s stuck within the dynamics of the way society was run at the time.”

Speaking about princesses from past Disney films from the last century, Atwell, who plays Cinderella’s mother, said that there were “many, many, many faults” but that they “were only reflecting the time.” Thankfully, Atwell said “that’s starting to change.”

“Now we have Frozen, which is about self love and love of a sister. It’s slowly changing as the audience’s perception of society is changing. This is a much more modern, in-depth and up-to-date take on what Cinderella is.” [Source]


Hayley Atwell attends the UK Premiere of ‘Cinderella’ at Odeon Leicester Square on March 19, 2015 in London, England. You can go to the gallery to take a look to the photos and enjoy!

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“Cinderella” – UK Premiere