‘Agent Carter’ TV Series Being Developed By Marvel?

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As the new era of “franchise universes” takes shape, Marvel Studios continues to the lead the pack in terms of building an all-encompassing multi-media universe for fans to indulge in. As the main “Phase Two” storyline continues to develop in the string of upcoming films – such as Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier – the Marvel Universe will continue to expand outwards into the small screen, with Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series poised to make a big splash in the fall 2013 premiere season.

S.H.I.E.L.D. will examine the role of normal (albeit highly-skilled and trained) human beings adapting to a superhero world; however, word is that for their next TV project, Marvel could be venturing into further exploring a normal human who has already run with superheroes: Peggy Carter, Steve Rogers’ fellow combatant/love interest from Captain America: The First Avenger.

Played by actress Hayley Atwell in the film, Agent Carter recently got her own Marvel One-Shot short as part of the Iron Man 3 Blu-ray release. Past one-shots like “The Consultant”, “A Funny Thing Happened…” and “Item 47″ all included elements that formed the foundation of the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series, so it’s not overly surprising to hear that the “Agent Carter” one-shot could similarly be intended as a primer for yet another television idea the studio is hatching.

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Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell)

Deadline dropped the exclusive, citing sources close to Marvel for this leak about the possible new TV series. There is no confirmation that it has been given the green-light; word is a writer is currently being sought to shape the pilot. No word on whether Atwell would step back into the role or if it would be handed off to someone; to her credit, though, Atwell does have a pretty extensive history working in TV over in the UK, so headlining the show wouldn’t be outside her wheelhouse – and would be much less problematic for fans hoping for continuity.

As seen in clips from the ‘Agent Carter’ one-shot, the short will detail what happened to Peggy Carter after Steve Rogers’ disappearance – presumably up until we see the character again in The Winter Soldier. That’s a large gap of time which could be filled with the adventures of a kick-ass female spy (the Alias comparisons have already begun) – it’s also a great way to better sketch the history of the Marvel Universe that led to the modern S.H.I.E.L.D. agency and Avengers team we know.

Would side characters like Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper) or Col. Phillips (Tommy Lee Jones) be included in the show? While the actors who played them might not return, having the characters (and other members of Cap’s Howling Commandos team) would definitely be a more attractive lure for fans of the Marvel movies looking to get that all-immersive experience from the TV show(s).

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“I’ve got it from here, Captain.”

Ever since the first film, fans of Captain America have wondered if we would ever again see the WWII era of the Marvel Universe – a problem that has plagued the filmmakers of The Winter Soldier throughout that sequel’s development. An Agent Carter TV show is one way to both fill that gap of history and give the Marvel Universe a leading female character to root for – and that latter point is something that producer Louis D’Esposito was recently speaking about, in a quote that all of a sudden seems a little too on-the-nose to be coincidence:

“There’s obviously a drumbeat that is banging louder and louder that we want a female lead superhero. We have strong female characters in our films from Black Widow to Pepper Potts to Peggy Carter and you never know. Maybe there’s an offshoot film with one of them. Or Captain Marvel, you know?”

Given the track record of Marvel marketing, a quote like that makes us think that this Agent Carter TV show may be closer than any of us think; the ratings for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will likely be the final measure whether or not this project comes to fruition. We’ll soon see.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. AND the Iron Man 3 Blu-ray will both arrive on “Marvel Day” – a.k.a. Tuesday, September 24th.

We’ll keep you updated about the status of an Agent Carter TV show.

Source: Deadline

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  1. All this female empowerment crap is getting old fast. It’s the same story over and over again with some female lead with a tough attitude helming stiff acting ability (I’m looking at you Scarlet Johansen). I don’t want to see a woman kick a guy in the nuts that can add and multiply then call it a day that’s just stale and generic. I want to see a woman that can be playful, knows how to use her sexuality and can win over a crowd with her convictions. I always found Michelle Pfiefer’s take on selina kyle / catwoman to be very interesting and I feel if she was still young and they said they were doing a tv show with her playing that character I think very few people would object to that.

    As for this show no thanks I found the Peggy character bland.

  2. I dont know what will be worse this crap or a captain marvel movie. Im sure im not the only 1 that doesn’t want to see either.

  3. I’m definitely going to watch this. The one-shot was great, and it felt too short, plus it would be nice to see the founding of SHIELD that is heavily hinted in that one shot.

  4. She’s cute and I’m a pig, so I’ll watch.

  5. I’d like to see a TV Western based upon Marvel’s Two Gun Kid, the original Ghost Rider, and the Rawhide Kid.

  6. Sounds boring

  7. A TV show focusing on the early days of SHIELD and dealing with the intrigue of the Cold War sounds like a good idea to me. You could bring back the Howling Commandos and maybe even Howard Stark in a recurring role. You could see a younger Nick Fury and Black Widow was well. Also, Peggy is a great character, so I’d love to see more of her.

  8. Zzzzzz

  9. Hayley Atwell’s Peggy Carter was great as Cap’s love interest, but a TV series based on this character? Not appealing.

    I agree (partially) with the one fellow who expressed his exasperation with radical feminism’s corrosive influence on modern films/TV shows. Please spare us the butt-kicking, trash-talking, “I-can-do-anything-a-man-can-do-and-BETTER!” female terminators. Nothing could be less realistic.

    At the same time, I’m beyond fed up with women being objectified as mere lust fodder. That’s garbage, too. Surely some screenwriter somewhere can strike a reasonable and respectful balance between those two extremes when developing female characters? Seriously.

  10. Other than Hayley Atwell as Agent Carter, what other attractions does this show going to have? More importantly, what kind of story do they want to tell? I guess they can tell the precursor of S.H.I.E.L.D., how it came to be, but isn’t it going to make the two shows similar, only set in different era? I’m still not sold on this idea.

  11. One word…


    ^ That’s the TV show most want :p

  12. I LOVE the idea. We could see SHIELD at the beginning and that would give us revelations as to how its changed with the times. Peggy is from Captain America’s era, the world was at war. There couldn’t be a ‘World Security Council’ back then! But we know (from the movies) that there is one now. Did it form just after Thor’s arrival? Has it been hiding in shadows before that?

    In addition, a female lead is NOT common in the Marvel world, the overwhelming number of superheroes are male. It certainly wouldn’t have been common in Agent Carter’s time period. She doesn’t need to be a super hero, just show how they dealt with the situation. It would surely have to be a different approach to being a spy.
    To top it off: couldn’t Howard Stark appear? He is in the short and going to be working with Peggy. He also had the cosmic cube/tesseract, did it inspire the arc reactor? I can see loads of potential story lines and tie ins there without ever needing to directly have a superhero involved or retread Agents of SHIELD.

    The one doubt I would have: I want the original actors. I hate it when they switch an actor I’ve already grown to like. They already did it with Rhodey (and its nothing against the new actor, it just jolted me out of the story because that wasn’t the Rhodey I recognized.)