ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D has yet to even premiere, and already it’s looking like another Marvel movie spinoff program is in the works. Deadline is reporting that the alphabet network is in talks to adapt the One Shot short film Agent Carter, which will be an extra on the Iron Man 3 Blu-ray, into a television show.
The short, directed by Marvel Entertainment’s co-president Louis D’Esposito, brings back Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell), Steve Rogers’ left-in-the-lurch romantic interest from Captain America: The First Avenger, as she deals with being put on desk duty after the events of the film. Not to give anything away about the short, which is amazing, the ending does seemingly set up a continuing adventure for Carter in post-WWII New York City. Whether Atwell will return for the show is unknown, but I would certainly hope she does, because she’s brilliant. Watch this space for any news as it develops, and check back here on Tuesday for an interview with Agent Carter‘s director, Louis D’Esposito.