Agent Peggy Carter is one of the best female characters in the entirety of the Marvel cinematic universe. She's strong willed, funny, dynamic, sexy, brilliant and just as interesting (if not more so) than the men who surround her. That's why it's such a bummer that her being a part of Captain America's World War II history means she can't be a big part of the modern-day storylines. Thankfully the minds at Marvel have found a way to keep her around by creating the TV show Agent Carter.
The series will still star the fantastic Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter, and it will follow her time as a member of the Strategic Scientific Reserve, and an eventual founder of S.H.I.E.L.D. It'll be set in the year 1946 and will show the bold gal's life of "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."
We got a small taste of this in Marvel One Shot: Agent Carter (available on the Iron Man 3 Blu-ray), but it'll be really great to see how they pull it off on a week-to-week basis. At the very least, the period-piece nature of it should make it a very refreshing change of place from every other show on network TV, including Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Plus it's very encouraging that Captain America feature writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeeley wrote the script for the show.
However, it's worth pointing out that the show may not have tons and tons of seasons in mind. THR reports that it will be a short series that will air in the gap between the first and second halves of the second season of the recently renewed Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and that both shows will eventually tie together. So that's a bit disappointing, but considering we're getting a little tired of shows that have to spin their wheels between episodes to justify 20-plus episodes a season, less may really be more in this case.
Expect Agent Carter to air on ABC sometime this winter.
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