Marvel’s Agent Carter Picked Up by ABC!

You should have known you hadn’t seen the last of Peggy Carter.

Marvel and star Hayley Atwell have confirmed that the spin-off Agent Carter has been picked up for a straight-to-series run by ABC. Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D. has also been picked up for its second season, and the two are expected to compliment each other going forward. More info below!

The foundations for Peggy Carter’s spin-off were laid in a Marvel one-shot that was screened at San Diego Comic Con and available as a DVD extra:

In it, we see the very beginnings of SHIELD and Agent Carter’s inability to settle into a steno pool life after working in the big leagues during the war.

Dominic Cooper is confirmed to reprise his role as Howard Stark, so we’ll be seeing more of him as well! What’s more exciting is that the show will be headed up by Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas (who are also responsible for Resurrection and Reaper). So that’s a show about one fantastic female protagonist being handled by two female showrunners who already have some great work to their names. We’re starting to get excited about this one.

It is expected that Agent Carter will be a bridge show, one that runs during the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. hiatus, likely having 10-13 episodes per season. While that doesn’t allow us the opportunity to see Peggy Carter in action throughout your average television season, it does mean we can likely expect some tighter plotting from the show, and a more arc-based format rather than episodic. Which all sounds excellent. Come at us, Peggy—we miss you.

News via The Hollywood Reporter

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