On ABC is “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”. On AMC is “Mad Men”. The latter is a drama show’s throwback. For ABC, the network is taking Marvel Cinematic ties once more and reversing the years. A rather retro television pilot is the announced greenlit prequel premise by the network last week. Hayley Atwell will star in the network’s pick-up of “Marvel’s Agent Carter” reported Deadline.
The show will take place in 1946 centering around Agent Peggy Carter much like the web series short “Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter”, which now seems a production prologue for the Agent Carter program. In comic books, Richmond, Virginia- born Margaret “Peggy” Carter first appeared in 1966s Tales of Suspense (issue #75).
On May 10, Saturday’s TV news prospered with Marvel’s unveiling of the first official logo for ABC network’s series, of which Superherohype posted.
Atwell (“The Duchess”, “The Pillars of the Earth”) brought the well-known comic book character to live action portrayal in 2011s “Captain America: First Avenger”. Carter was the active military liaison and strategic adviser for the super-soldier operations. ABC’s official synopsis posits the series on:
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.
The logo displays Agent Carter’s silhouette facing towards looming emblem for S.H.I.E.L.D., it seems the SSR is a progenitor for the future intelligence agency Nick Fury decades later heads as director.
The pilot season for Marvel’s newest TV project will arrive a year after “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” debuted its own first season. “AoS” was officially picked up for a sophomore season last week.
“Marvel’s Agent Carter” is the latest that joins a bevy of Marvel-minted adaptations slated for television. “Daredevil”, “Power Man”, “Spider-Woman” and “Iron Fist” burgeons Netflix’s catalog of original programming. The online network had a windfall awards-year for its flagship series “House of Cards” starring Kevin Spacey.
ABC’s Peggy Carter solo also keeps its link to its Captain America roots outside of casting in regards to production development. Christopher Markus and Steve McFeeley co-wrote “Captain America: First Avenger” and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”. The Agent Carter-oriented teleplay has been penned by them. With the series moving forward news that the two writers will take a helming debut at executive producing has been underlined. Their new positions on the pilot show puts them alongside Michele Fazekas (“Reaper”, “Resurrection”) and Tara Butters (“Reaper”, “Resurrection”) and Head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb.
Beyond Atwell, casting information hasn’t been detailed. Yet with Howard Stark named in the synopsis, it can be presumed that Dominic Cooper (“The Wire”, “Captain America: First Avenger”) may take on the role once more.