Agent Carter Producers Talk About What’s in Store for the Show
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 07.16.2014
Peggy Carter returns in her own TV series…
SuperHeroHype recently interviewed Agent Carter producers Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas. Below are some highlights.
Fazekas much is inherited from the One-Shot and The First Avenger: "I will say, the nice thing about "Agent Carter" being set in the ‘40s is it predates a lot of the Marvel universe. As you know, the guys who wrote "Captain America" 1, 2 and are now writing 3, wrote the pilot. So they know that universe very well. So I don't feel like we're hamstrung by anything. I think there's a lot of room to play and a lot of room to be creative with the story."
Butters response on what's drawn on from the Captain America films: "And also, it allows us, the movies were such a wonderful set up for the series. There is definitely something to draw on from "Captain America" 1 and 2, and hopefully that there are characters and people that are set up there that we'll hopefully see in our universe. I think that she's such a wonderful character. She's strong, she's independent, but she's in a world where, after the war, strong and independent woman isn't what people want. So I think there's a fun emotional story that we get to play with in the series."
Fazekas on who is confirmed to work on the show: "We've hired our writing staff. Markus and McFeely, who wrote the pilot, will be on the show as much as they can be. They'll be working on Captain America 3 as well so we'll take them as much as we can get ‘em. They're great guys. We have a great writing staff that we've worked with before on different shows, people that we never worked with before. Chris Dingess, who's another executive producer who we worked with on "Reaper," but directors and actors, we're still in the process of making those deals."
Butters on if we could see Neal McDonough on the show as Dumdum Dugan: "I love Neal. I just watched Cap 1 again and he stands out so much in that. He actually doesn't have that much screen time. He really is such a great character."
Fazekas on if TV is the right place to for a female to headline a Marvel property: "Oh, I think ABC is the right place too. It's interesting, when we were talking to people about the show and hiring, I remember talking to an editor and he was so excited for his young daughters to see [it]. She's essentially a superhero, even though she doesn't have powers. She's a regular person, but it is sort of a way to tell a female superhero story. So I'm very excited about that. I think ABC is the perfect place for that.