Marvel’s ‘Agent Carter’ Gets ‘Alias’ and ‘Scandal’ Shout-Outs in New ABC Trailer
Marvel’s ‘Agent Carter’ TV series has heavily played up its powerful leading lady as we head towards next week’s two-part premiere, and now the ghost of ‘Alias’ Sydney Bristow has returned to drive it home. Watch ABC name-drop its most ass-kicking women in a new promo for Marvel’s ‘Agent Carter,’ fresh footage and all!
Certainly less dreary than those early “sometimes the right man for the job is a woman” ads ABC dropped in promotion of ‘Agent Carter,’ the newest spot for the ‘Captain America‘ spinoff puts the network’s powerful women, past and present, on display. We never quite thought to see Sydney Bristow, Olivia Pope or Melinda May in the same ad, but a bit of new footage also helps keep the ‘Agent Carter’ excitement ball rolling.
Here’s ABC’s official description of ‘Agent Carter’’s two-part January 6 premiere, “Now is Not the End,” and “Bridge and Tunnel”:
In the episode “Now is Not the End,” Peggy is contacted by old acquaintance Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper, Marvel’s “Captain America: The First Avenger“) when he is framed for unleashing his deadliest weapons and can trust no one else. To help Peggy clear Stark’s name, he insists his butler, Edwin Jarvis, be at her beck and call–whether she likes it or not. But the risk is great: If caught, Agent Carter could be targeted as a traitor and spend the rest of her days in prison…or worse.
In the episode “Bridge and Tunnel,” Howard Stark’s deadliest weapon has fallen into enemy hands, and only Agent Carter can recover it. But can she do so before her undercover mission is discovered by SSR Chief Dooley and Agent Thompson?
“Marvel’s Agent Carter” stars Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter, James D’Arcy as Edwin Jarvis, Chad Michael Murray as Agent Jack Thompson, Enver Gjokaj as Agent Daniel Sousa and Shea Whigham as Chief Roger Dooley.
Guest starring in “Now is Not the End” are Lyndsy Fonseca as Angie Martinelli, Dominic Cooper as Howard Stark, Andre Royo as Spider Raymond, James Hebert as green suit, Kyle Bornheimer as Agent Ray Krzeminiski, Ashley Hinshaw as Colleen O’Brien, Carrick O’Quinn as tall bouncer, James Frain as Leet Brannis, Tim True as tipsy guy, Johnny Marques as bartender, Jeffrey David Anderson as short bouncer, James Urbaniak as scientist, Bill Kalmenson as Senator Webster, Lesley Boone as Rose, Costa Ronin as Anton Vanko and Kevin Heffernan as Madison Avenue Guy.
“Now is Not the End” was written by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely and directed by Louis D’Esposito.
Guest starring in “Bridge and Tunnel” are Lyndsy Fonseca as Angie Martinelli, James Herbert as green suit, Kyle Bornheimer as Agent Ray Krzeminiski, James Frain as Leet Brannis, Erin Torpey as Betty Carver (Radio Actor), Walker Roach as Captain America (Radio Actor), Greg Bryan as Daisy Clover Forman, Ray Wise as Hugh Jones, Meagan Fay as Miriam Fry, James Urbaniak as Miles Van Ert/White Haired Scientist, Devin Ratray as Sheldon McFee, Ralph Garman as Radio Announcer, Don Luce as Mob Boss, Jeff Locker as SSR Lab Tech, and Atticus Todd as Winston.
“Bridge and Tunnel” was written by Eric Pearson and directed by Joseph Russo.
Well, what do you think? Could Marvel’s ‘Agent Carter’ live up to the likes of ‘Alias,’ or do Olivia Pope proud for ABC’s most powerful women? Check out the latest ‘Agent Carter’ sneak peeks and trailers below, and tell us in the comments what you want to see from Peggy’s 2-hour debut on January 6!