According to TV Guide, the first to release the photo of Agent Carter and the Howling Commandos, Atwell will be appearing “in a 1940s-era flashback” when Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns in just under two weeks.
TV Guide also had the opportunity to speak with executive producer Jed Whedon, who revealed exactly how Atwell’s character comes into play. Now that S.H.I.E.L.D. is disbanded, it’s up to Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) to rebuild it. “Coulson is a big student of history and wants to return to those old ideals of Agent Carter’s time,” Whedon said. “He’s, like, ‘Let’s be the S.H.I.E.L.D. we were meant to be!’ He wants to do the job right this time.”
Could Atwell’s presence on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. crossover to her own upcoming series, Agent Carter? It does seem likely, because if there’s one thing we’ve learned from the Marvel universe – especially Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – it’s that nothing is completely out of the question.
The synopsis for episode 1 “Shadows” does indicate the ongoing struggle that Coulson and his team face to keep safe a world that doesn’t know if it trusts them anymore. “Coulson and his team are now wanted fugitives with limited resources–but that’s not stopping them from keeping the world safe from powerful and unseen threats everywhere,” the synopsis reads. “However, with new members they hardly know, will S.H.I.E.L.D. ever be trusted again?”
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 2, episode 1 “Shadows” will also see other new faces, in addition to Atwell’s Agent Carter. Lucy Lawless will appear as Agent Hartley, B.J. Britt will appear as Agent Triplett, Nick Blood will appear as Lance Hunter, Adrian Pasdar will appear as Brigadier General Talbot, and George Stephanopoulos will appear as himself.
“Shadows” will premiere Tuesday, September 23 at 9PM EST on ABC.
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