Fans of Hayley Atwell’s will find exactly what they’re looking for in ‘Conviction’!
Hayley Atwell brought something completely new and remarkably charming to Peggy Carter’s character. She wasn’t just up against the misogyny that comes with doing a man’s job. Her character also simultaneously stamped out any preconceived ideas about the Peggy we knew from the comics. Every bit her own woman, Agent Carter went from being an integral figure in Steve Rogers’ transformation into Captain America to the founder of S.H.I.E.L.D.
It’s a well-known anecdote that Phil Coulson’s (Clark Gregg) popularity in the MCU literally brought him back to life for Marvel’s first foray into Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Naturally, Peggy also found her way to the small screen. While 2016 brought about Peggy’s death in Captain America: Civil War the final nail in the coffin was the cancellation of Agent Carter.
Neo-noir is a hard genre to sell, which made Agent Carter future questionable from the start. Despite the show’s cult following and calls for Netflix to take on the series, in the end, we had to accept that Peggy Carter was hanging up her iconic red hat.Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter in Agent Carter Photo: ABC
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Despite the show never garnering the viewership ABC hoped for, the network, luckily they know the value of Hayley Atwell and her loyal fan base!
But a modern-day legal procedural following a brilliant lawyer and her team is a far cry from Marvel’s 1940’s SSR agent. Or is it?
Right off the bat I want to be clear that Conviction is not Agent Carter. Nothing can truly replace the latter show but there are more ways than one to save the world. And Hayes Morrison does it without a gun and completely unhindered by the restraint of the 40’s.
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