In “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” former special agent Peggy Carter had seen better days. The superhero sequel saw her in her twilight years, her physical health declining, her memories fading. It was a brutal moment for Steve Rogers and for “Captain America” fans alike, a realization that that long-awaited dance simply wasn’t meant to be.
Luckily for Peggy and her loyal fans, she has a different dance to look forward to: “Agent Carter,” the upcoming series hitting ABC in the 2014-2015 TV season. Rumored to function as “a bridge show” during next year’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” hiatus, “Agent Carter” sees Hayley Atwell returning to the role of the hard-nosed, hard-fighting SSR spy who goes on to co-found the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division.
In announcing the series, Marvel released the following information about what to expect from the show:
“Marvel’s Agent Carter,” starring Captain America’s Hayley Atwell follows the story of Peggy Carter. It’s 1946, and peace has dealt Peggy Carter 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 must balance doing administrative work and going on secret missions for Howard Stark all while trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life–Steve Rogers. Inspired by the feature films “Captain America: The First Avenger” and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” along with the short “Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter.”
Marvel also released the following teaser art:
Beyond that, nothing official is known about “Agent Carter.” Based on the premise, it feels safe to assume that Dominic Cooper’s Howard Stark will have one or two appearances on the show, as a conservative estimate. And perhaps the show opens the door for some of the Howling Commandos, like Neal McDonough’s Dum Dum Dugan, to step into the fray as well.
But for now, we know nothing for sure, except that Peggy is about to make a comeback, and she’s about to do it on a weekly basis. Nothing wrong with that.
Are you planning to watch “Agent Carter” when it debuts?