The TV side of Marvel's cinematic universe is about to expand with the premiere of their next Netflix series, Jessica Jones, which follows Daredevil that debuted earlier this year on the streaming service. On ABC, the network has two established series in the MCU: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter. Additionally, ABC is developing a number of new series in the MCU, including Marvel's Most Wanted, which would include Bobbi Morse a.k.a. Mockingbird (Adrianne Palicki) and Lance Hunter (Nick Blood) from S.H.I.E.L.D., as well as sitcom comedy based on the Damage Control comics.
In its third season, S.H.I.E.L.D. is tackling Inhumans and Secret Warriors, while Agent Carter season 2 is set to premiere during the show's midseason break. Although Agent Carter was confirmed to air sometime in early 2016 while Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is on hiatus, ABC has now revealed the date when Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) goes - back - to work.
ABC announced the premiere dates for many of its winter and spring debuts, including Agent Carter, which will kick off its second season with a two-hour premiere at 9pm on Tuesday, January 5th. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will then resume its third season on March 8th in its regular 9pm Tuesday slot.
Agent Carter began production on season 2 earlier this fall, and has added a number of new and returning cast members. In addition to Atwell, James D'Arcy, Enver Gjokaj and Chad Michael Murray are returning as Edwin Jarvis, Daniel Sousa and Jack Thompson, respectively. Dominic Cooper will also reprise his role as Howard Stark, while Bridget Regan is expected to reappear as Dottie, a Black Widow agent. Newcomers on Agent Carter season 2 include Wynn Everett as Madame Masque, Lotte Verbeek as Ana Jarvis, Currie Graham as Calvin Chadwick, Reggie Austin as Jason Wilkes, Kurtwood Smith as Vernon Masters and Ken Marino as Joseph Manfredi.
Season 2 will find Peggy in post-World War II Los Angeles facing off against "a more sinister threat" in Hollywood, which seems to include Madame Masque, who is well-known from the Marvel Comics. Additionally, with all the other villains set to appear or return, Agent Carter will have plenty to deal with in its 10-episode run. Plus, some fans may be hoping for more focus on the larger story and less on Peggy battling the ultra-sexist working environment of the SSR.
Still Agent Carter season 1 was received positively for the most part, with many viewers enjoying Peggy’s adventure. With season 2 expanding to Los Angeles, an even darker threat than before, and more characters set to populate the season, it seems Agent Carter will continue to deliver more pre-S.H.I.E.L.D. entertainment. Now that Agent Carter has an official premiere date, fans can start their countdowns.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. continues Tuesday with ‘Many Heads, One Tale’ at 9pm on ABC. Agent Carter season 2 premieres Tuesday, January 5th at 9pm on ABC.