Marvel’s ‘Agent Carter’ Gets a Poster; ‘Gotham’ to Air on Mondays

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Comic book adaptations aren’t just the current rage in film, they’re also becoming increasingly popular on television. On top of such continuing shows as CW’s superhero program Arrow, this fall there’ll have an eclectic collection of new comic-inspired TV series to choose from, including (but not limited to) Arrow spinoff The Flash and the hard-boiled neo-Noir of Fox’s Gotham, as well as a historical covert operations show in the form of Marvel Studios and ABC’s Agent Carter – with Hayley Atwell reprising her Peggy Carter role from the Captain America movies.

Gotham was picked up a week ago, shortly before Fox dropped a trailer for the Jim Gordon detective series (set in a pre-Batman version of the eponymous city); a few days later, ABC likewise confirmed an order for Agent Carter, to go along with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s season two renewal. Rumor has it that the next season of adventures with (former) S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Coulson and his team might be split in half, with 13 or so episodes of Agent Carter serving as a bridge in-between.

If so, it’s not clear yet what the implications are for S.H.I.E.L.D. season two; whether each half of the season will focus on a different over-arching storyline, remains to be seen. In the meantime, though, we can offer an official poster and synopsis for Agent Carter (see below), along with official confirmation on what day of the week Gotham is going to be airing on Fox, starting in Fall 2014.

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Here is the newly-unveiled description for Agent Carter, from Marvel‘s website:

“Marvel’s Agent Carter,” starring Captain America’s Hayley Atwell follows the story of Peggy Carter. It’s 1946, and peace has dealt Peggy Carter 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 must balance doing administrative work and going on secret missions for Howard Stark all while trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life–Steve Rogers.

The Agent Carter pilot script is penned by Captain America movie franchise writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Agent Carter doesn’t have any cast members other than Atwell officially in place right now, though Dominic Cooper reprising as Howard Stark seems likely – even if he only makes sporadic appearances on the series. Meanwhile, the show already has show-runners in place, in the forms of Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas: creators of what is arguably the under-appreciated CW supernatural action/comedy series Reaper, as well as former contributors to such genre TV shows as Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse and the Hawaii Five-O reboot.

All in all, that reads as a promising lineup of talent working behind the scenes on Marvel Studios’ second TV venture. While Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. arguably took a while before it hit its stride (like, the entire first half of season 1), the folk working on Agent Carter could well learn from that show’s mistakes – skipping any pretense of episodic storytelling and jumping right into an over-arching serialized narrative instead (Markus and McFeely have indicated as much is the plan).

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Here is Fox’s description of Gotham, featuring Ben McKenzie as the young Jim Gordon:

GOTHAM traces the rise of the great DC Comics Super-Villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. From executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (“The Mentalist,” “Rome”) and starring Ben McKenzie (“Southland,” “The O.C.”), Jada Pinkett Smith (“Hawthorne,” “Collateral”) and Donal Logue (“Vikings,” “Sons of Anarchy”), GOTHAM follows one cop, destined for greatness, as he navigates a dangerously corrupt city teetering on the edge of evil, and chronicles the birth of one of the most popular super heroes of our time.

Fox will begin airing the first season of Gotham on Mondays at 8 p.m. EST when the Fall 2014 TV season gets started. Moreover, the show’s episodes will be followed immediately thereafter by the second season of the Fox network’s 2013 success story, Sleepy Hollow.

It’s a smart move, as these relatively pulpy genre shows appeal to a similar (arguably, the same) demographic; meaning, there’s potential for both series to increase their viewership, airing one right after the other. Sleepy Hollow already has an established audience, so Gotham stands to gain more from the coupling at this stage. Still, it ought to be a mutually-benficial pairing, especially since the juxtaposition may provide the people who’re feeling skeptical about Gotham more incentive to give the non-Batman show (set in the Batman universe) a shot when it first attempts to get off the ground.

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Gotham begins airing on Fox at 8 p.m. EST beginning in Fall 2014. We’ll let you know when Agent Carter has an official air time/premiere date.

Source: Marvel, Fox

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  1. “Hey I want what you have!”

    Covet operations :)

    • I’m pretty sure that’s the subtitle for this current season of Mad Men. ;-)

      P.S. Thanks for the catch, it’s been fixed.

  2. I have given up on AOS after giving it another try in recent weeks but I will give Agent Carter a shot.

    Done well this show could be terrific. I hope it comes across as more than a small handful of people who meet in a basement playing secret agent.

  3. Talk about milking … I mean seriously what’s next, a show for one of the MCU extras about the everyday perils of being a milkman?

    • To be fair, DC is doing its fair share of upcoming shows.

      Gotham
      Flash
      Constantine

      Marvel (MCU) is doing

      Agent Carter
      Daredevil
      Luke Cage
      Jessica Jones
      Iron Fist

      Not much of a difference

    • I’d have to be in the right “Moooood” to watch something like that. Would it be broadcast on the “Lactation Station”? (Guess I “milked” that one for all it was worth!).

      • Your awful milk puns wet through one ear and out the utter.

  4. Should be on HBO or another Channel,with ABC..I doubt it’s any good !
    Hope i am wrong !

  5. awesome cant wait

  6. I hope they have the proper financing and production crew to do a good period piece. It would be nice if they get the costumes, hair styles, vehicles and other set pieces for 1946.

  7. Marvel’s: The Galaga Guy
    Airing on ABC Fall 2014

    • He’s a HYDRA agent! Incompetence is what they do best.

  8. Fazekas/Butters and Cap writers so I guess I’ll give Agent C a go, though if she’s still in the 50′s/60′s(whenever) I’m not too enthralled.
    On ep17 of SHIELD, and it’s really picked up, atm looking forward to season 2.
    Gotham, Constantine, Arrow and Flash I’m really looking forward to.
    SHIELD s02 and Daredevil I’ll check out, and maybe Agent C.

  9. nobody asked for an agent carter show or a movie set in 1946. this show won’t have a second season and AOS iam certain will see cancelation after avengers 2. that show
    would have been canceled if it did not have the name MARVEL and if AVENGERS 2 was not being released next year.

  10. So I wonder if AoS’s season would be shorter… that certainly wouldn’t be a bad thing. It could use a more limited score and focus.

  11. Why? This is a terrible idea. Spoiler alert. HYDRA infiltrates SHIELD and Peggy lives until Cap 2. What is the point?

    • You do realize your comment can be apply to just about any of the super hero shows. That’s like saying Gotham is a horrible idea because…spoiler alert. Bruce witnesses his parents getting killed, he seeks revenge, becomes batman at the end. Gordon is a copy, doing cop stuff. Done.

      Flash…he runs, fast. Done.

  12. Mmmm…..not interested in carter. I understand she is a large portian of captain a,erica, but I really won’t even bother due to the fact gotham seems to be an interesting origin of how batmans city villians. Flash is on my radar 100% same with Constatine. Arrow looks great as always and I’ll poke agents of sheild, but its not on my watch list.

    As I said peggy was a big part o. Capt 1, but what can they bring to the mcu that capt 1 and 2 didn’t?

  13. I will watch Agent Carter even though I am not sure she can carry a show on her own. I also watch Arrow, Flash, Agents of Shield, and alot of other stuff, so I will not be lacking in things to watch. Gotham, however, holds no interest for me.

  14. Gotham looks interesting so I’ll watch it, but I gave up on AoS after the first two episodes. Just didn’t do it for me. I’ll probably check out the first episode or two of Agent Carter to see how it goes, but I don’t expect to be into it either.

  15. I guess no “Gotham” on Mondays,that’s NFL Time!! Baby!