ABC Picks Up “Agent Carter” Straight To Series, Renews “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

ABC Picks Up "Agent Carter" Straight To Series, Renews "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."
ABC has announced that their new Marvel TV series, "Agent Carter," based off of the "Captain America: The First Avenger" character, Peggy Carter.

This is a big day for Marvel fans! If you’ve been tuning into Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. then you know just how effective Marvel has been at transitioning to live-action television. Despite its rocky start, ABC has decided to renew the series, about a group of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents who come together to protect the world from unlikely foes, a second season.

In addition to the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. renewal, ABC has also announced that they’ve picked up Agent Carter, straight to series. The show is based on the Captain America one-shot on the Iron Man 3 DVD. The show stars Hayley Atwell (Captain America: The First Avenger). According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series “follows Steve Rogers’ (Chris Evans) girlfriend Agent Carter (Atwell) as she builds her career as a secret agent while the hero is frozen in ice.”

Describing the series further, they say:

The story is set in 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.

Watch a clip from Marvel One Shot: Agent Carter below:

The Hollywood Reporter has also said that Agent Carter “will be a short-order series and likely used as a “bridge show” to air during the second season hiatus of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, with both series ultimately being tied-in together.”

Marvel is still in the process of preparing four new shows, including Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, and The Defenders, a mini series.

Are you excited to see Agent Carter make the bold leap to television?


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