In an attempt to broaden the spectrum of heroes in an ever expanding interelated tv and film universe Marvel has decided to introduce Agent Carter, as first seen in Captain America.
It was recently revealed that the miniseries will debut January 6, in between the midseason break for Agents of Shield.
Agent Carter made an apperance on last weeks Agents of Shield.
Deadline reports, ” They said that compliance would be rewarded on Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.
(1.6/5) last night as the lady herself from the forthcoming Marvel’s Agent Carter made a much hyped appearance from the WWII past, and mysteries within mysteries and betrayals rolled out.
Well, there was a small but desired reward of the ratings sort for the super spy series.
Even with a Shark Tan k (1.1/3) repeat as lead-in replacing and improving on the now cancelled Selfie, S.H.I.E.L.D.
saw a slight rise of 7% among adults 18-49 from the series low of its November 11 show .
The show also had a 5% uptick in viewership form last week to 4.5 million – the best it has done since October 14.” Returning from the first Captain America, Hayley Atwell stars in the series as Peggy Carter, along with Dominic Cooper, back as Howard Stark.
Other cast members include Shea Whigham (Boardwalk Empire) as SSR chief Roger Dooley and Enver Gjokaj (Dollhouse) and Chad Michael Murray (One Tree Hill) as SSR agents Daniel Sousa and Jack Thompson.
James D’Arcy (Master and Commander) will play Howard Stark’s butler, notable Marvel comics character Edwin Jarvis.
Most just know Jarvis as Tony Starks automated butler, but in the Marvel universe he actually was the real life butler to the Stark family.
The show will detail how Shield got started and answer so questions about how the Marvel univese came to be.
Comicbook.com has the full synopsis, which reads, ” Years before Agent Coulson and his S.H.I.E.L.D.
team swore to protect those who cannot protect themselves from threats they cannot conceive, there was Agent Peggy Carter, who pledged the same oath but lived in a different time when women weren’t recognized as being as smart or as tough as their male counterparts.
But no one should ever underestimate Peggy.
It’s 1946 and peace has dealt Peggy 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 finds herself stuck doing administrative work when she would rather be back out in the field; putting her vast skills into play and taking down the bad guys.
But she is also trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life, Steve Rogers – aka Captain America.
When old acquaintance Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper, Marvel’s “Captain America: The First Avenger”) finds himself being framed for unleashing his deadliest weapons to anyone willing to pony up the cash, he contacts Peggy – the only person he can trust – to track down those responsible, dispose of the weapons and clear his name.
He empowers his butler, Edwin Jarvis (James D’Arcy, “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World”), to be at her beck and call when needed to help assist her as she investigates and tracks down those responsible for releasing these weapons of mass destruction.
But Jarvis, who is a creature of habit and sticks to a rigid daily routine, is going to have to make some major life changes if he’s going to be able to keep up with Peggy.
If caught going on these secret missions for Stark, Peggy could be targeted as a traitor and spend the rest of her days in prison – or worse.
And as she delves deeper into her investigation, she may find that those she works for are not who they seem, and she might even begin to question whether Stark is as innocent as he claims.” Sounds like a promising premise.
In most recent news is that actor Costa Ronin, from CBS’ Extant,has landed a role on the series as a character who connects the show directly to the events in Iron Man 2 .
According to ComicBook.com , Ronin will be playing the Russian scientist Anton Vanko, father of Mickey Rourke’s Ivan Vanko – aka Whiplash – from the second Iron Man movie.
worked directly with Howard Stark before being accused of trying to sell the arc reactor tech that he co-created for profit.
He was deported back to Russia and then exiled to Siberia.
Vanko’s side of the argument was that Stark stole his designs and set him up.
This is what kicked off the events of Iron Man 2 Ronin’s role on the series suggests that we’ll see the early beginnings of Stark and Vanko’s working relationship.
And then, perhaps, the actual truth of the backstory.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely wrote the pilot episode, with Reaper creators Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas executive producing the series.