Agent Carter series confirmed to have 8 episodes

News Louisa Mellor
20 May 2014 - 06:42

Last week, it was confirmed that Marvel's new Agent Carter series will comprise 8 episodes...

We're playing catch-up with this news, which came out late last week when Agent Carter actress Hayley Atwell revealed the first season of her spin-off TV series would stretch to eight episodes.

This is certainly no bad thing in our eyes. We've discussed the problems shows can inherit from the US habit for super-sized twenty-two episode seasons before, so a condensed story told over eight instalments is right up our street.

It also means that, as Agent Carter is planned to fit inbetween the first and second halves of Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. season two, we won't have to wait more than two months between those (or at least, those of us in the US shouldn't have to. We're still awaiting news of whether Channel 4 has secured the UK rights to the Captain America spin-off show). 

Atwell announced the news in the video below, in which she discusses returning to the character and what fans can expect from Agent Carter over the course of the compact first season:  

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