The last time we saw Peggy Carter, she was starring in a short on the “Iron Man 3” DVD, chasing mythical objects and battling sexism as a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent. But a much larger project for actress Hayley Atwell may be in the works.
The Agent Carter television series is being developed by Reaper creators Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas, with a pilot script from Captain America: The Winter Soldier screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. At a press junket for the film yesterday, Collider asked the pair for an update on the series’ progress. Markus and McFeely revealed that ABC has their script for the pilot, but nothing has yet been greenlit. They also confirmed they’ve spoken with Hayley Atwell and that she is very interested in returning as Peggy Carter – and considering the actress has spoken quite openly about her desire to be part of an Agent Carter series, her casting is really only a matter of time and final word from ABC.
Marvel’s first TV series, “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D,” has been pretty successful so far, getting renewed for a second season and acquiring a devoted team of fans. But would “Agent Carter” be able to do the same?
The series would be set in 1946 during those early days of S.H.I.E.L.D., continuing to explore Peggy’s struggle for respect from her colleagues and superiors. Surely, they’ll be more to it than that because as interesting as her battles with sexism were in the One-Shot, over an entire series they could get wearisome.As for the length of the series, McFeely said they’ve planned for 13 episodes (or“maybe even less”):
“That’s my hope, is that it would be something like [Under the Dome]. Our case would be that it would be a limited series and you would wrap up that one bad guy and that one case, and then if you like it we’ll do it again next year and it’s 1947.”
Collider also learned the intention is for Howard Stark to be a recurring character, not unlike his guest appearance in the Agent Carter One-Shot. Actor Dominic Cooper has spoken of his interest in returning to the role before, but with nothing officially greenlit it’s obviously a little early to be ringing him about the series just yet.It’s very possible an Agent Carter series would work well airing in tandem withAgents of S.H.I.E.L.D., building for Marvel a unified S.H.I.E.L.D.-centric universe outside of the films. There’s potential for an interesting cast, presumably with an attempt to bring back Bradley Whitford as Peggy’s boss, Agent Flynn – and with a 1940s setting, it would be unlike anything on TV, especially network television.
Personally, I think any Marvel project devoted to a strong female lead is a great idea. What do you think?
Source: Screen Rant