While fans wait for Marvel Studios to once again deliver big screen action in 2015 (with team-up sequel The Avengers: Age of Ultron, followed by an Ant-Man solo film), there will be offerings on the small screen to help keep those same fans immersed in the MCU. In addition to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s much-improved second season, there will also be the spinoff miniseries Agent Carter debuting in January, as well as the first of Marvel’s Netflix shows, Daredevil, sometime later.
Today we have updates about both Agent Carter and Daredevil; the former has revealed a new gallery of images from the series premiere, while the latter has officially finished production.
Daredevil Finishes Production
For months Marvel has been shooting its Netflix Daredevil series in and around NYC (with Jessica Jones on deck), capturing the authentic look of the Man Without Fear’s home (Hell’s Kitchen). Showrunner Steven DeKnight commemorated the completion of season 1 with the following tweet:
Thanks to the cast and crew for an amazing experience directing the season finale of #Daredevil. Goodby, NYC. Peace and love!— Steven DeKnight (@stevendeknight) December 21, 2014
Recent weeks have brought us more info about Daredevil, including comic book creator Frank Miller’s (300) influence on the show; the “PG-16” tone they can go with on Netflix; and of course, images that show off an early Daredevil costume inspired by Miller’s “The Man Without Fear” origin story. All and all, it sounds like promising Marvel TV, and we look forward to seeing more (including a firm premiere date).
Agent Carter Premiere Images
Agent Carter will premiere on January 6th with an episode called “Now is Not the End”; you can find out more about it in the synopsis below, before checking out a gallery of images:
It’s 1946 and peace has dealt Peggy 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 – aka Captain America.
When old acquaintance Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper, Marvel’s “Captain America: The First Avenger”) 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 (James D’Arcy, “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World”), 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. But Jarvis, who is a creature of habit and sticks to a rigid daily routine, is going to have to make some major life changes if he’s going to be able to keep up with Peggy.
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. And as she delves deeper into her investigation, she may find that those she works for are not who they seem, and she might even begin to question whether Stark is as innocent as he claims.
What we see here in the beginning of the gallery is a scene we first witnessed in an extended preview, which featured Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) having a rendezvous with Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper), so that Stark can set her on a mission to clear his name. From there, the scene cut to Peggy in action, possibly beating up the goon in the last photo (but don’t quote me on that, as the shadowy figure could also very well be something like an enemy HYDRA agent or something).
Howard Stark will also be kept company by one of the show’s female costars, but it’s hard to tell from the photo if that person is played by Ashley Hinshaw (True Blood), Lyndy Fonseca (Kick-Ass) or another actress entirely. Other than that, it looks like Peggy Carter is headed to a party (looking quite fetching in a ball gown) – and is that Chad Michael Murray looking every bit period fresh as Agent Jack Thompson? It’s a bit harder to tell than spotting The Wire‘s Andre Royo looking mysterious in a white tux.
Agent Carter will premiere with a two-hour event on January 6, 2015.
Daredevil will premiere season 1 on Netflix sometime in 2015.