Agent Carter's first season picked up with Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) not too long after the events of Captain America: The First Avenger, and was ultimately successful enough to get the show picked up for a second season (which is going to air during Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s season three mid-season hiatus). However, before that happens, Agent Carter is heading to the 2015 International Comic-Con in San Diego.
The Agent Carter cast and crew will be putting in an appearance at SDCC 2015, where they will no doubt give more clues as to what viewers can expect from the show's sophomore outing. For now, though, the official Agent Carter season two synopsis has already revealed that the show is headed out west, swapping post-WWII New York for late-1940s Los Angeles as its setting.
EW interviewed Agent Carter executive producers/showrunners Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas about the show's forthcoming sophomore season, with Butters noting that the season two California backdrop is "a great place for us location wise, so you can see so many different parts of glamor and grit." Fazekas agreed with that sentiment, adding:
“In Los Angeles, you have the spectacular wealth, glamour and beauty right next to the grit and crime—often right up against each other. We’re very much being inspired by Noir films.”
EW also has the exclusive on an Agent Carter season two poster that fans attending SDCC 2015 will be able to get their hands on, from the the Marvel stand (#2329) in the convention's showroom. The poster will be available from Thursday, July 9, through Sunday July 12 but it’s only while supplies last, so you’ll have to be quick. In the meantime, enjoy the online version (see below):
Against a backdrop of classic, iconic Hollywood scenery, Peggy Carter seems confident and assured (just look at that hand on hip placement!), with Jarvis (James D’Arcy), behind her. Fazekas also spoke about the Peggy/ Jarvis relationship (now that D’Arcy is confirmed for season two), acknowledging that most everyone likes the pairing, and adding that the LA setting will provide them with a “nice, organic way” to stay together.
However, in a change from season one, Fazekas notes that this time, Jarvis is not there to keep tabs on Agent Carter for Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper):
“She’s not working for Howard in this regard. The nice thing about Peggy this season is she’s not having to hide her agenda from the SSR. [Jarvis] is helping her out, just in a different way.”
That's encouraging to hear, in the wake of our criticisms of Agent Carter season one; season two will (hopefully) hit the ground running, and really give Peggy the chance to get down to business. The synopsis for season two strongly hints at a love interest for Peggy too - possibly her future husband- as well as a “sinister threat” to post-war Hollywood, which Peggy needs to fight.
With the return of Hayley Atwell, James D’Arcy and Enver Gjokaj confirmed and the widely expected (though not official) return of Chad Michael Murray, Bridget Regan and Lyndsy Fonseca, Agent Carter’s second season might well be the one that wins Marvel even more fans.
Agent Carter season 2 will air on ABC during Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D’s mid-season hiatus, in early 2016.