Excitement for season two of Agent Carter continues to build, among those who tuned in for (and enjoyed) season one. Marvel’s period adventure series was an overall success, sating fan desires to see more of Captain America’s erstwhile lover, while also deepening the Marvel Cinematic Universe mythos. Production on season two of Agent Peggy Carter’s story is now underway, and fresh clues have been dropped concerning new developments on the show.
Hayley Atwell, of course, returns as Agent Carter, having left New York behind for the glitz and glamour of 1940s Hollywood. Dominic Cooper will also pop up again as Howard Stark (father of Iron Man Tony Stark), as shall James D’Arcy as Edwin Jarvis (Howard’s butler and Peggy’s frequent partner-in-crime), and Enver Gjokaj as Peggy’s ally, Agent Daniel Sousa.
Actually, better make that Chief Daniel Sousa. In a new set image tweeted today by Marvel, fans got the slightest hint of what’s in store when Agent Carter makes its return. That image not only confirmed the official start of filming but also teases Sousa’s promotion after former Chief Dooley’s unfortunate demise at the hands of Dr. Ivchenko in Agent Carter season one. Bear in mind, while the relationship between Sousa and Carter went through its up and downs in season one – with Sousa even suspecting Carter of treason at one point – the pair remain friends. Sousa’s promotion to Chief thus gives Peggy a powerful ally in her latest (and most dangerous?) mission yet.
Check out said Agent Carter set photo, below:
Agent Carter executive producers Tara Butters and Chris Dingess have confirmed that Peggy will face deadly robotics expert Madame Masque in season two. In Marvel comics, Madame Masque is portrayed as a frequent antagonist/love interest of Tony Stark, so speculation is rampant that the villain will cast her spell on Howard Stark this season. This would be an interest take on the character, whose portrayal is said to be influenced by ’40s screen siren and inventor Hedy Lamarr.
It’s an interesting take on the Madame Masque character, whose interests don’t necessarily jive with the 1940s setting of Agent Carter. However, as Captain America and the show’s first season have shown us, advanced technology isn’t exactly unheard of in this time period of the MCU. Additionally, the show’s location change for this season will allow Agent Carter to further explore its Noir roots (as Peggy navigates the seedy underbelly of 1940s Hollywood’s glamour).
Furthermore, it’s been confirmed that Peggy will have more freedom to do her job in Agent Carter season two – without being written off as “just a girl” by her superiors. This should come as welcome news for the many Peggy Carter fans out there who have gotten their fill of Peggy battling sexism in the workplace – and are eager to instead watch her battle villains lurking around the corners of the historic MCU.
Agent Carter season two is expected to air on ABC during the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. mid-season break in early 2016.