Agent Carter

Agent Carter Information

Marvel's Agent Carter, or simply Agent Carter, is an upcoming American television series created for ABC by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, inspired by the films Captain America: The First Avenger and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and the Marvel One-Shot short film of the same name. It is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), sharing continuity with the films of the franchise.

The series features the Marvel Comics character Peggy Carter, with Hayley Atwell reprising her role from the film series, as she must balance doing administrative work and going on secret missions for Howard Stark while trying to navigate life as a single woman in 1940s America. Several characters from Marvel Cinematic Universe films appear throughout the series. It is produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television, with Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas serving as showrunners.

The series was officially ordered on May 8, 2014, and is scheduled to debut on January 6, 2015, during the season two mid-season break of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..


In 1946, Peggy Carter must balance the routine office work she does for the Strategic Scientific Reserve while secretly assisting Howard Stark, who finds himself framed for supplying deadly weapons to the top bidder. Carter is assisted by Stark's butler, Edwin Jarvis, to find those responsible and dispose of the weapons.

Cast and characters

An officer with the Strategic Scientific Reserve. Atwell said it was "thrilling" to explore "the backdrop of this male-dominated world, where women are still in the workforce, unspoken for and struggling to find a place outside the home" and how it affects Carter, who must deal with this along with the missions she receives.
  • James D'Arcy as Edwin Jarvis: Howard Stark's butler and ally to Carter, who will eventually be a tutor to Tony Stark and inspire his J.A.R.V.I.S. artificial intelligence.
  • Chad Michael Murray as Jack Thompson: An agent with the S.S.R.
  • Enver Gjokaj as Daniel Sousa: A war veteran who is an agent with the S.S.R.
  • Shea Whigham as Roger Dooley: The S.S.R. chief who oversees agents Carter, Thompson and Sousa.
Dominic Cooper will appear as Howard Stark, the father of Tony Stark, and a founding member of S.H.I.E.L.D., while Costa Ronin will appear as Anton Vanko, co-creator of the arc reactor with Stark. Kyle Bornheimer will have a recurring role as Agent Ray Krzeminski, Lyndsy Fonseca will portray Angie Martinelli, an aspiring actress who befriends Peggy, and Meagen Fay will have a recurring role of at least 4 episodes as the woman who runs the boarding house where Carter lives. Bridget Regan will appear as Dottie, a small-town girl from Iowa who moves next door to Carter. Carter's husband will also be explored.


By September 2013, Marvel Television was developing a series inspired by the Agent Carter One-Shot, featuring Peggy Carter, and was in search of a writer for the series. In January 2014, ABC Entertainment Group president Paul Lee confirmed that the show was in development, and added that Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas would act as the series' showrunners. In March 2014, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely stated that they envisioned the series, which had not yet been greenlit, as a limited series of approximately 13 episodes, that would be set in 1946, occurring in the middle of the timeline established in the One-Shot, and would focus on one case for Carter. Additional seasons would then advance a year and examine a new case. By April 2014, there were indications that the series would be ordered straight to series, bypassing a pilot order, and would air between the late 2014 and early 2015 portions of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., if that series got a second season renewal.

On May 8, 2014, ABC officially ordered the series, and later confirmed that Agent Carter would air between the 2014 finale and 2015 premiere of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., beginning January 6, 2015. Later in May, Atwell stated that the series would consist of eight episodes. Executive producers for the series include Butters, Fazekas, Markus, McFeely, Chris Dingess, Kevin Feige, Louis D'Esposito, Alan Fine, Joe Quesada, Stan Lee, and Jeph Loeb. In July 2014, filming was expected to begin in September, and did begin in early October, with footage from the first episode shown at New York Comic-Con on October 10, 2014, and later shown in ABC's one-hour television special, Marvel 75 Years: From Pulp to Pop!, which aired in November 2014. The series will air in Canada on CTV.


By January 2014, a script for the pilot was written by Markus and McFeely, writers on the Captain America films. In July, Fazekas stated that it was "fabulous from a writing perspective" to have an eight episode order, as "it's a really nice number where you can plan it and know where you're heading... They're all they're own stories and they all have their own drive, but it's sort of building toward a big thing at the end of the eight episodes." Butters and Fazekas also revealed that writing for the series would begin in August 2014. Also in July, Markus spoke on exploring the dynamic of characters set in the 1940s, saying, "It's a really rich period in history, where this giant opposition we had going for 10 years with the Nazis is gone, and we're not completely positive what the rules are anymore. Who gets the scientists? Who gets the secrets? It's all on the table. Everyone developed these skills in World War II. People became spies, people became murderers. And suddenly the war was over, and they came back, and it's like, 'Wow, I know how to do some shit. Now, what do I do with this?' It's nice to play with that assortment of characters. An office, basically full of people who just came back from the war. There's no telling what any of them experienced last year," with McFeely adding, "We have a tendency to think of history as this fixed thing-'Oh, that's right. Good guys won, 1945. Then it was the '50s.'-It's just not the case. Everything was up for grabs for quite a while, and murky. We didn't know we really won."


Actress Hayley Atwell, who portrayed Carter in Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and the Agent Carter short film, expressed interest in returning as the character, before Lee confirmed her involvement in January 2014. In August 2014, Chad Michael Murray and Enver Gjokaj were cast as S.S.R. agents Jack Thompson and Daniel Sousa, respectively. In September 2014, James D'Arcy was cast as Edwin Jarvis, while Shea Whigham was cast as S.S.R. chief Roger Dooley.

In March 2014, Markus and McFeely stated that Howard Stark would be a recurring character, contingent on Dominic Cooper's involvement. In June 2014, Atwell confirmed that Cooper would be involved with the series. In November 2014, it was announced that Costa Ronin would portray a younger version of Anton Vanko, who was portrayed in Iron Man 2 by Yevgeni Lazarev.


In June 2014, Christopher Lennertz, who composed the music for the Agent Carter One-Shot, talked about potentially working on the series, saying, D'Esposito "told me last summer at Comic-Con that there was a possibility this was going to become a series. And he said that if he was going to be involved, he wanted me to be involved, too. So ... I can"?t say anything more than that. But, there is a series, and Lou is the producer, and he may be directing some of the shows. I hope to be doing it". In September 2014, Lennertz officially signed on to compose for the series.

Marvel Cinematic Universe tie-ins

In July 2014, Fazekas talked about how the series would relate to the One-Shot, saying, "The short really is the basis for the series. [Carter]'s working at S.S.R., post-war... If you think of the short as sort of the end of the series, the series would be leading up to that moment where she gets assigned to S.H.I.E.L.D." On the characters appearing in the series, stated that she did not "know how much of the short will live in this series", with Butters adding, "I think obviously there'll be some exciting people that you've seen before and new characters that populate her world. But what I like about [Carter] so much is it's very much a Marvel property. It will have all those things you saw in the short, but we will really get to explore the emotional character".


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At San Diego Comic-Con 2014, Marvel revealed that Captain America: The First Avenger director Joe Johnston was interested in directing episode four.

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