We were reasonably surprised when Marvel followed through on the potential for an 'Agent Carter' TV series, though less so that it would air in between 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.''s second season, rather than alongside it. Now, series star Hayley Atwell has revealed in a new interview that the first season will unfold across eight episodes in total.
As cancellations and renewals fly in every direction, we're still reeling from the news that 'Agent Carter' will spy her very own Marvel TV series to go along with a second season of 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..' And while we've technically seen 'Agent Carter' in action before, check out Peggy's first official key art poster for the forthcoming series!
It's official! Late Thursday night or no, ABC cranked out more than a few blockbuster announcements, as Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' has officially been renewed for season 2, while fellow Marvel icon 'Agent Carter' landed her own original series with Hayley Atwell for the coming year. Celebrate the good news with the first official 'Agent Carter' TV series description right now!
For as much as Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' has undergone a dramatic uptick in quality, aided by the game-changing events of 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier,' we've wondered when ABC might formally announce a season 2 pickup, or at least progress on the proposed 'Agent Carter' series. Now, in lieu of an official confirmation, new reports suggest 'Agent Carter' might go to series with an airdate between 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' season 2.
It's hard to imagine where ABC might fit in a potential 'Agent Carter' TV series alongside Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,' but a new chat with screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely may hold the key. Find out how ABC may approach the potential 'Agent Carter' TV series, along with plot details and the potential for Howard Stark to appear!
Marvel has plenty on its TV development plate already, between the ongoing 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' and the five upcoming 'Defenders' Netflix series, but it seems a potential 'Agent Carter' TV spinoff may yet move forward after all. The studio has all-but-officially hired a pair of writers and executive producers to run the drama, seemingly confirming its development for ABC.
Alright, we'll go ahead and put this in the bank. Marvel is a lucrative corporation and studio whose current live-action TV crop of 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' leaves something to be desired, at least until the four 'Defenders' series hit Netflix. An independent 'Agent Carter' TV series has also been discussed, for which the internet would eat Dum Dum Dugan's hat if Hayley Atwell wasn't given a chance to reprise the role. Said TV series is now definitely happening, with Atwell front and center as 'Agent Carter,' according to the most reputable of journalistic sources: the internet!
'Captain America' star Hayley Atwell finally reprised her role as 'Agent Carter' in a Marvel "One-Shot" on the 'Iron Man 3' Blu-ray release, which earned such positive reception that Marvel Studios was revealed to be giving serious thought to an 'Agent Carter' TV series alongside 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..' Now, Atwell has finally weighed in on the prospect of taking Cap's former girl to the small screen, emphatically stating, "I'd definitely do it!"
One of the best things about the upcoming 'Iron Man 3' Blu-ray (besides, obviously, 'Iron Man 3') is the new Marvel short film, 'Agent Carter.' By far, the best of the Marvel "One Shots," 'Agent Carter' brings back Captain America's girlfriend Peggy Carter and shows us what her life is like for her after Cap gets stuck in ice. Star Hayley Atwell is fantastic as the budding secret agent in the short and our immediate reaction after watching 'Agent Carter' was, "Wow, Marvel needs more Peggy Carter..." And as it turns out Marvel agrees.