Agent Peggy Carter’s journey from wartime strategist to SSR leader won’t be an easy one.
With 29 new stills and a brand new synopsis from AGENT CARTER, it’s easy to see that one of Marvel’s favorite leading lady didn’t have it easy following the loss of Steve “Captain America” Rogers. Her new missive, the Strategic Scientific Reserve (SSR) is a bit of a boys club. However, it looks like Peggy has a different, bolder way of dealing with things!
The stills also feature looks to Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper), Edwin Jarvis (James D’Arcy), Agent Jack Thompson (Chad Michael Murray), and Agent Daniel Sousa (Enver Gjokaj).
It’s 1946 and peace has dealt Agent 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 finds herself stuck doing administrative work when she would rather be back out in the field, putting her vast skills into play and taking down the bad guys. But she is also trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life, Steve Rogers – a.k.a. Captain America. When old acquaintance Howard Stark finds himself being framed for unleashing his deadliest weapons to anyone willing to pony up the cash, he contacts Peggy — the only person he can trust — to track down those responsible, dispose of the weapons and clear his name. He empowers his butler, Edwin Jarvis, to be at her beck and call when needed to help assist her as she investigates and tracks down those responsible for selling these weapons of mass destruction. If caught going on these secret missions for Stark, Peggy could be targeted as a traitor and spend the rest of her days in prison – or worse.
The stills from the boat dock were part of the AGENT CARTER preview scene shown at New York Comic Con, in which Howard Stark bids her goodbye and they quickly discuss Steve Rogers, leaving Atwell’s character a bit on the gloomy side.
AGENT CARTER premieres January 6th on ABC.