Rumor Patrol: Hayley Atwell to Star in ‘Agent Carter’ TV Series

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Hayley Atwell Agent Carter TV Series Rumor Patrol: Hayley Atwell to Star in Agent Carter TV Series

In her role as the tough British Agent Peggy Carter in Captain America: The First Avenger, Hayley Atwell delivered one of the film’s standout performances and instantly enamored herself with Marvel fanboys everywhere. Given her popularity, it was no surprise when the studio commissioned a special Agent Carter One-Shot.

Still, however, fans clamored for more, leading to rumors that Marvel was considering giving the actress a chance to play the character every week in her own TV series. Many thought the show might be announced as part of Marvel’s epic Netflix deal (which instead included shows for Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and Jessica Jones, as well as a Defenders miniseries) but that never came to pass. Would Agent Carter ever see the light of day?

A new rumor suggests the answer is yes and that Atwell herself has already inked a deal to star in the series. (I can hear the cheering and huzzahs from here.) Of course, it’s important to mention just where this information came from. The Daily Mirror, one of the UK’s leading (and often most inaccurate) tabloids was the first to “break” the story, citing an unnamed source.

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Hayley Atwell and Chris Evans in ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’

Now, there’s no reason to believe that this isn’t true. We’ve already established that Carter is a fan-favorite character and Atwell has gone on record talking about how much she’d like to be involved. However, it shouldn’t be treated as a confirmation. Despite the best efforts of some of our colleagues in the blogosphere, Marvel does a pretty good job of keeping things close to the vest, so it may still be a bit before we get any official word.

In the meantime, fans will have to settle for Atwell’s appearance in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Granted, she probably won’t be kicking as much butt in the sequel, but even as an octogenarian she can still probably give Steve a run for his money

Would you like to see an Agent Carter TV show? Would you like to see Atwell star in it? Let us know what you think in the comments below.


Captain America: The Winter Soldier hits theaters April 4th, 2014. To check out the Agent Carter One-Shot, pick up a copy of Iron Man 3 on Blu-ray (if you haven’t already).

Source: The Daily Mirror

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  1. Marvel Studios is crazy not to do a GUNHAWKS TV series. Think about it, a Western with supernatural elements, combined with steampunk and traditional references and the whole salt and pepper buddy cops vibe thrown in for good measure.

  2. I finally just got a chance to see the Agent Carter One shot (I was mad at IM3, so I didn’t buy the blu ray) but I must say if the show continues from where that finished I would LOVE to see it. Especially if Atwell and Cooper both star in it.

    For those that don’t know, the One Shot takes place in NY 1 year after Cap 1. Her captain won’t give her any field work, but then she alone takes out like 5 bad guys and completes a mission that a bunch of male Agents failed to. The next day the captain is bitter, but then Howard Stark calls to tell him that she is going to come to Washington and help him run SHIELD. It was better than all the episodes of AoS, and if that was the premise for the show I think it would be really cool to see the early days of SHIELD. It was by far the best One shot they’ve done, and I hope to see this become official sometime soon

  3. Maybe she could drop a line every episode about her connection to Steve Rogers.

    The actual potential for these shows to be big on tv and to help escalate the already huge juggernaught that is Marvel is clearly there but if Agents of Shield is the standard then better not to go there.

  4. Meh. It’d be be cool if they did a flashback episode of S.H.E.I.L.D or a time travel episode and she had a role, but otherwise I’m not too exited. I just don’t see how they could turn it into a long game. Sure a few episodes would be nice, but a whole series would wear thin relatively quickly me thinks.