Marvel's Agent Carter To Go Straight to Series at ABC?
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 04.14.2014
Peggy Carter could be headed to ABC sooner rather than later...
In news that will make people who enjoyed the Agent Carter Marvel One-Shot very happy, it appears that ABC may be ready to bring the series spin-off to TV quicker than we though. Deadline reports that the network is in talks for the show to go straight to series without the need for a pilot, and that it "may come along with a renewal for Marvel's freshman Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."
The series would focus on Hayley Atwell's Peggy Carter, who featured strongly in Captain America: The First Avenger and got her own one-shot that was on the Iron Man 3 Blu-Ray release. The one-shot saw Peggy moving ahead toward what would eventually become S.H.I.E.L.D. The plan would be for Dominic Cooper to return as Howard Stark in a supporting role.
Given what we know about S.H.I.E.L.D.'s formation from Captain America: The Winter Soldier, this could certainly be an interesting series. Atwell is signed on for the series if it is ordered, as her contract was extended with Marvel for her appearance in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.