— Agent Carter (@AgentCarterTV) November 26, 2015
While Marvel Studios is gearing up for the return of many of the Avengers on the big screen midway through 2016 in Captain America: Civil War, Marvel TV and ABC have begun teasing the return of Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell). However, before Agent Carter returns for Season 2, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will air its midseason finale in December. Then at the beginning of January, Agent Carter will return with a two-hour premiere and air the rest of its second season during Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s midseason hiatus.
With little more than a month left before Agent Carter season 2, ABC has rolled out the first official trailer for Peggy's second outing, as well as promos featuring the original Marvel team. Now, a new promo released on Thanksgiving welcomes the secret agent back to television for season 2.
The official Agent Carter Twitter account released the new promo (above) that announces the return of "America's most unstoppable secret agent." Many of the scenes were also in the Agent Carter Season 2 trailer and previous promos, but this new clip offers a look at Peggy and Edwin Jarvis (James D'Arcy) testing out Howard Stark's (Dominic Cooper) "leisure car" as well as Peggy announcing she's "just getting started" - presumably on the new case taking place in Los Angeles in Season 2.
In addition to returning Agent Carter stars Atwell, D'Arcy and Cooper, Enver Gjokaj reprises his role as S.S.R. Agent - now chief - Daniel Sousa, Chad Michael Murray as Agent Jack Thompson and Bridget Regan as Black Widow sleeper agent Dottie Underwood. Joining the cast for Season 2 are Wynn Everett as Marvel Comics villain Madame Masque, Lotte Verbeek as Jarvis's wife Ana, Currie Graham as Masque's husband Calvin Chadwick, Reggie Austin as scientist Jason Wilkes, Kurtwood Smith as War Department veteran Vernon Masters and Ken Marino as mob boss Joseph Manfredi.
The first season of Agent Carter was generally well-received, with the series featuring a fan-favorite character from Marvel's Cinematic Universe and delving further into the Strategic Scientific Reserve, the precursor to S.H.I.E.L.D. However, viewers had some complaints about the show's pacing and the focus on Peggy's struggle with sexism in the 1940s workforce, though they didn’t necessarily detract too much from favorable reviews of Agent Carter.
To its credit, the promos for Agent Carter Season 2 seem to bring back much of what viewers enjoyed about Season 1 - entertaining moments focusing on the heroine's skill and humor - while downplaying the more frustrating aspects of last year. However, with so few of the new characters being featured in this and previous promos, as well as the lack of focus on Season 2's villain Madame Masque, it's still unclear how all the parts of Agent Carter’s sophomore outing will come together. That being said, though, fans should expect another entertaining season following America's most unstoppable and beloved Marvel secret agent.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. continues Tuesday with ‘Closure’ at 9pm on ABC. Agent Carter Season 2 premieres Tuesday, January 5th at 9pm on ABC.