First poster & synopsis for Marvel's Agent Carter series

Poster Louisa Mellor 11 May 2014 - 12:58

Read the synopsis and see the first poster for Marvel's forthcoming Peggy Carter spin-off series, here...

Of all last week's US TV renewal and commissioning news, perhaps the most exciting was the go-ahead being given to Marvel's Peggy Carter spin-off series, coming to ABC in the US.

Not only did the Agent Carter Iron Man 3 DVD one shot promise great things for a potential Agent Carter series, but the hope is that a regular TV outing with a Marvel heroine in the lead could warm the cold feet of movie producers reticent about making female-led comic-book movies.

It's not yet been confirmed whether we're looking at a ten or thirteen-episode season for Agent Carter, but the synopsis for the first season is as follows:

"Marvel’s Agent Carter, starring Captain America’s Hayley Atwell follows the story of Peggy Carter. It’s 1946, and peace has dealt Peggy Carter a serious blow as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy must balance doing administrative work and going on secret missions for Howard Stark all while trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life–Steve Rogers. Inspired by the feature films Captain America: The First Avenger and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, along with the short Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter. Starring Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter, Marvel’s Agent Carter is executive produced by Christopher Markus, Steve McFeely, Tara Butters, Michele Fazekas, Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Jeph Loeb."

And here's the stylish, retro first teaser poster for the forties-set series: 

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Pretty poster. I'd like one for my wall.

So awesome. Can't wait! Hopefully this will pave the way for a cinematic Captain Marvel outing!

Hmmm.... This + AoS renewing = I think SHIELD will rebuild, sans Hydra sleeper agents.

Only reason this exists because she's Hot, this will be a very expensive Fan Service .
I hope they can carry that for a series, I'm looking forward to seeing her investigate Mad Scientists In late 40s America.

Are u an idiot , there is a captain america outing set in 1940s, are u that dumb.


Yes. Yes there is a cinematic Captain America set in the 1940s, well done. However there isn't a Captain Marvel cinematic movie set in the 1940s, or anywhere else for that matter.

Is he that dumb? Well he can write in English. Let me rewrite your post in English for you.

"Are you an idiot? There already is a Captain America outing set in the 1940s; are you that dumb?

Just to sum that up; you can't spell, can't use grammar or punctuation correctly and you appear to be in a glass house throwing stones absolutely everywhere.

I actually am looking forward to this, I think of it as a sort of prequel to Agents of Shield, like a version of it that is set in the 1940s, and i did enjoy that one shot, so I really do look forward to it. However is this coming on in the summer? Or is it coming on during the midseason break in winter?

Missing every target by a large margin, as I migh add. And thank you, drc. :)

So what exactly is the SSR's relation to SHIELD? The way Howard Stark talked about the latter in the One-Shot gave me the impression there's some difference.

Speaking of Stark, I hope Dominic Cooper reprises his role beyond the odd cameo. Toby Jones will hopefully also be involved.

Other than that, the synopsis seems intriguing enough. Personally, I love the time period and if the series continues where the One-Shot left off, I'm looking forward to seeing how elements like Zodiac are incorporated into the MCU mythos.

If a major part of the series is Peggy fighting against misogynist attitudes in the post-WWII world and it does well, it would be rather strange for Marvel not to consider it. And with a name like Captain Marvel, what better statement would you need that Marvel Studios aren't misogynist themselves (especially if they bring her into the MCU before a proper Wonder Woman film)?

I expect it will tbh. He did Fleming for tv recently so there's no reason (unless financial issues are concerned) he wouldn't do more telly. Same goes for a cameo by Toby Jones. He was more than happy to do the (rather excellent) DW episode even though he'd already done a large number of films.

I believe it is set before the One-Shot takes place.

Yes Mike ............... sarcasm: some get, many do not.

Here's a thought (at least one spoiler in here for next weeks AoS):
Considering they name dropped Strange in Winter Soldier as a threat, could that be a thread for Agent Carter? Or possibly next seasons AoS. I know they're probably going for a movie at some point (possibly Phase 3) but it could lay the ground work.
Also given the *spoiler* mention by Hill of Man-Thing, that could also be a tie-in. And what about all of the those Netflix series they're talking about too ............... so many many possibilities.

Pretty certain it's right now a race between Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel for the "first female superhero movie that does not suck" trophy.

Too bad for DC it's been running into the wrong direction of the track so far.

There's also been some talk about Black Widow getting her own solo film, which her improved and well-received role in 'Winter Soldier' (and the success of its mix of thriller and superhero genres) definitely gives weight to.

A Captain Marvel film would definitely help bridge the gap between the cosmic MCU and MCU Earth, so I suspect the success of 'Guardians of the Galaxy' - hopefully more probable than possible - would help speed things along.

As for DC, unfortunately, I'm not holding my breath.

Mike said Captain Marvel, not Captain America.

At the very start of the article, it states (in English) "the hope is that a regular TV outing with a Marvel heroine in the lead
could warm the cold feet of movie producers reticent about making
female-led comic-book movies." - in other words, Mike is hoping that if this is a success then it could lead to a Captain Marvel movie (set in the present).

Mike does not come across as an idiot. You however...

Word is, he's recurring!

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