With all the Marvel news on Phase 3 movies heading our way we almost lost track of the upcoming and second Marvel TV series titled ‘Agent Carter’. Agent Carter comes to ABC in 2015 and we’ve got the official synopsis right here:
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.
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.
It sounds like this may turn out to be a very good series, and further the continuation and unit between the Marvel Cinematic universe’s movies and TV shows. In addition to the first TV spot (Video above) for Agent Carter, there’s still more casting news asDeadline is reporting that Meagen Fay (Murder in the First) has joined the series in a recurring role, signing on for minimum of four episodes. Her character will manage the boarding house Peggy Carter will live at in New York City.
Fay joins Atwell along with Enver Gjokaj, Chad Michael Murray, Shea Whigham,Lyndsy Fonseca, James D’Arcy, and – reprising his role as Howard Stark – Dominic Cooper.
Agent Carter will air Tuesdays on ABC in January 2015.