As Marvel’s Cinematic Universe continues to grow, with Phase 3 recently revealed, the television side of its world-building will add another component when Agent Carter premieres in January. Set to air during the midseason break of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – which is fast approaching – ABC has released a full synopsis and quite a few teasers for the miniseries starring Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell).
Previous promos featured Peggy working for the Strategic Scientific Reserve (SSR), meeting with Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper), and dealing with sexism in the workplace. Peggy’s life outside of work, though, has been noticeably absent from promotional footage for Agent Carter – until the newest teaser was released.
In the latest promo (above), “It Ain’t Life and Death,” Peggy can be seen outside of work, at the boarding house where she lives. The teaser splits between Peggy’s conversation with a woman in the boarding house and “just another day at the office” for the agent. However, as the conversation between the two women reveals, Peggy keeps her work life and personal life wholly separate.
Though it is not confirmed, the other woman in the promo is likely Dottie, played by Bridget Regan (White Collar). Other characters who will populate Agent Carter include Angie Martinelli (Lyndsy Fonseca), Peggy’s friend; Edwin Jarvis (James D’Arcy), Stark’s butler; and Chief Roger Dooley (Shea Whigham), head of the SSR.
While previously released promos for Agent Carter have focused fully on Peggy’s work with the SSR and her secretive missions for Stark, this newest teaser gives viewers a look at the agent’s personal life – where she lies about her job and uses it as an excuse to bow out of social plans. The official synopsis for the series hinted that Peggy would be dealing with the loss of Steve Rogers (Chris Evans). It appears Peggy deals with her grief by throwing herself into work.
If the woman within the promo is in fact Dottie, a character who will have a big impact on Peggy’s life, she could be instrumental in helping Peggy “navigate life as a single woman in America” and deal with her grief after losing “the love of her life.” That is, if Dottie can manage to pull Peggy away from her work and go to the movies on Saturday night.
Of course, even if the woman in the promo isn’t Dottie, the new footage from Agent Carter gives viewers a little bit more characterization of Peggy: a woman who prioritizes work over a social life. Though it will be entertaining to see Peggy in action in the miniseries, fans are likely also looking forward to a deeper exploration of her character, which the series will surely provide.
What do you think, Screen Rant readers? Are you looking forward to this series?
Agent Carter premieres January 6th, 2015 at @9pm on ABC.