While many wished to see a renewal order come down for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. this month, the big news every MCU fan was waiting to hear was the possibility of a series starring Captain America co-star, Hayley Atwell, as her famed Peggy Carter. As of this past week, rumors became fact as Agent Carter was officially green-lit for a limited-series event that will bridge the gap between S.H.I.E.L.D.’s fall and spring runs next season.
At ABC’s upfront presentation, the good folks at Marvel had a chance to catch up with Atwell to get her thoughts on her latest project:
In Captain America: The First Avenger, Peggy was portrayed as a super strong woman who had no trouble taking care of herself. Throughout the course of the film, we watched as little bits of emotion slowly crept into the character as she began to fall for Steve. As hoped, it appears the goal of the series is to truly break down the walls of what makes Peggy Carter tick. What makes her cry? What makes her happy? What does she fear? What does she hope to achieve? These are the things an 8-episode TV series can answer much more thoroughly than a two hour film where she’s a side-character to Captain America.
Like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., it appears Marvel’s once again put themselves at the forefront of the television conversation with Agent Carter as fans can’t help but anxiously wait for the series to premiere in 2015.
Agent Carter’s pilot was written by Captain America scribes Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely and will be run by Reaper’s Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters.
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