Make way for the butt-kicking Agent Peggy Carter in the newest comic book adaptation series as Hayley Atwell is the sole female actor to join the bunch, alongside NBC’s “Constantine” with Matt Ryan, FOX’s “Gotham” with Ben Mackenzie and The CW’s “The Flash” with Grant Gustin for the upcoming Fall 2014 TV season. Read on to find out more about MARVEL’s “Agent Carter” starring Hayley Atwell.
After the blockbuster success of various comic book adaptations to film, it seems that the TV industry has finally gotten the correct formula for the networks’ various spin-offs from the comic books characters we all love.
The announcement of the series order for “Agent Carter” by ABC followed the successful “Captain America” film franchise and its first TV crossover series, MARVEL’s “Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.”, which started airing in 2013. The idea first came from a series of “Marvel: One Shots” direct-to-video short films. It was announced on the official ABC website that “Agent Carter” would “bridge the gap” for the mid-season hiatus of its S.H.I.E.L.D. predecessor.
According to Marvel, “Agent Carter” began with the aftermath when pre-“Captain America” soldier and her current boyfriend Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) mysteriously vanished. It happened during 1946, the era of World War II. The focus will feature Agent Margaret “Peggy” Carter (Hayley Atwell) as she tries to balance her work for SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve) and her secret missions for Howard Stark.
The Hollywood Reporter (THR) reported that ABC Entertainment Group president Paul Lee announced in a statement that the network had given the greenlight and Atwell will reprise her role in the series. It was also reported that it will be headed by Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas. Writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, who previously worked on the “Captain America” films,will reunite again to pen the “Agent Carter” pilot.
According to Geeks of Doom, they will be joined by Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, and Jeph Loeb as the show’s executive producers.
As of this writing, there have been no news yet on whether Dominic Cooper would reprise his role as Howard Stark or who else will join Atwell in the group as cast members of “Agent Carter.” Also, the premiere date has not been officially announced yet, but it’s possible that it will start in late 2014 until 2015.