There’s no denying Marvel took the Internet by storm earlier today, unveiling the entire slate of films for Phase 3 of the studio’s cinematic universe, and in turn causing fans everywhere to collectively lose their minds. From new solo films (Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange), to sequels (Captain America: Civil War, Thor: Ragnarok) and new franchises (Inhumans), to major crossover events that only a few years ago seemed impossible (Avengers: Infinity Wars Part 1 AND Part 2) – Marvel Studios has again proven how ambitious and serious it is are about superhero movies.
Yet, we shouldn’t discount the burgeoning Marvel TV Universe, though it resides in the shadow of the MCU and has even tougher competition from DC/WB’s slew of small screen properties – Arrow, The Flash, Constantine, and Gotham. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has basically reinvented itself in the wake of Captain America 2, becoming one of the fall’s must-watch series. And the studio’s next TV show – Agent Carter – has been eagerly anticipated ever since it was nothing more than a rumor on Hayley Atwell’s lips.
Now that Agent Carter is no longer rumor, check out the first TV spot for the new Marvel miniseries (above).
Clocking in at a mere 15 seconds, the TV spot may be our first look at footage from Agent Carter, but it doesn’t offer much. And what can be learned from the spot must be deciphered from its quick cutting and pacing. Still, the breakneck speed with which this short promo builds definitely implies Agent Carter will be a series brimming with fistfights, car chases, and more action than its mere eight episodes can easily contain.
This TV spot also plays (a little heavy-handedly) on what will be a recurring theme for Peggy throughout the series: struggling with being a woman in a man’s world. And while this promo makes that premise sound awfully cliched, there was in fact a difficult period of adjustment for many women post-WWII when they were basically told to leave the workforce and get back in the kitchen.
While we won’t see Peggy settle down in domesticity, she’ll still struggle with feeling “marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad” and “stuck doing administrative work when she would rather be back out in the field,” as the series’ latest synopsis suggests.
In addition to the first TV spot for Agent Carter, there’s still more casting news as Deadline is reporting that Meagen Fay (Murder in the First) has joined the series in a recurring role, signing on for minimum of four episodes. Her character will manage the boarding house Peggy Carter will live at in New York City.
Are you excited for Agent Carter to premiere this January? What do you think of the show’s tone, and how will it fit with Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? Sound off in the comments below!
Agent Carter will air Tuesdays on ABC in January 2015.