New ‘Agent Carter’ Trailer Reveals First Look at Peggy’s Supporting Cast
Marvel’s ‘Agent Carter‘ TV series has locked in its January premiere and even brought back Howard Stark in our first clip from the series, but what about the rest of the show’s stellar cast? Watch ‘Agent Carter’ wig out for “all hands on deck,” in a brand-new promo for the Marvel drama that offers our first look at ‘Boardwalk Empire‘’s Shea Whigham and more guest stars!
The latest preview for Marvel’s ‘Agent Carter’ to arrive just before Thanksgiving serves up our first look at Peggy’s SSR boss Roger Dooley (Whigham), impressing just how busy the “office” can keep Peggy. Elsewhere amid the spot, ‘Twin Peaks‘ star Ray Wise seems to have landed a guest spot, while Hayley Atwell dons some stylish new threads, a wig, and an American accent, kicking all manner of dude-butt across the 1940s.
Here’s Marvel’s summary of the ‘Agent Carter’ series:
ABC presents its second action packed series from the creative minds at Marvel in “Marvel’s Agent Carter,” inspired by the feature films Marvel’s “Captain America: The First Avenger” and Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” along with the short “Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter.”
Years before Agent Coulson and his S.H.I.E.L.D. team swore to protect those who cannot protect themselves from threats they cannot conceive, there was Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell, Marvel’s “Captain America: The First Avenger,” Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”), who pledged the same oath but lived in a different time when women weren’t recognized as being as smart or as tough as their male counterparts.
But no one should ever underestimate Peggy.
It’s 1946 and peace has dealt Peggy a serious blow as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy finds herself stuck doing administrative work when she would rather be back out in the field; putting her vast skills into play and taking down the bad guys. But she is also trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life, Steve Rogers – aka Captain America.
When old acquaintance Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper, Marvel’s “Captain America: The First Avenger”) finds himself being framed for unleashing his deadliest weapons to anyone willing to pony up the cash, he contacts Peggy - the only person he can trust - to track down those responsible, dispose of the weapons and clear his name. He empowers his butler, Edwin Jarvis (James D’Arcy, “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World”), to be at her beck and call when needed to help assist her as she investigates and tracks down those responsible for releasing these weapons of mass destruction. But Jarvis, who is a creature of habit and sticks to a rigid daily routine, is going to have to make some major life changes if he’s going to be able to keep up with Peggy.
If caught going on these secret missions for Stark, Peggy could be targeted as a traitor and spend the rest of her days in prison – or worse. And as she delves deeper into her investigation, she may find that those she works for are not who they seem, and she might even begin to question whether Stark is as innocent as he claims.
Most recently adding ‘The Americans‘ star Costa Ronin as ‘Iron Man 2' villain Anton Vanko, Marvel’s ‘Agent Carter’ also features ‘Nikita’ alum Lyndsy Fonseca as Peggy’s friend Angie Martinelli, James D’Arcy playing the human incarnation of Edwin Jarvis, and Chad Michael Murray and Whedon favorite Enver Gjokaj as Agents Thompson and Sousa, respectively. Its pilot will be directed by one-shot helmer Louis D’Esposito, with ‘The Winter Soldier”s Russo brothers helming the second and third episodes, and ‘Captain America”s Joe Johnston likely the fourth.
Take a look at the latest ‘Agent Carter’ trailer above, and tell us what you want to see from Peggy’s adventures in January 6, 2015 premiere!