Marvel's Agent Carter Entices S.H.I.E.L.D. Audiences After Midseason Finale

Posted: Dec 14 2014, 12:23pm CST | by , Updated: Dec 14 2014, 2:47pm CST, in News | Latest TV News

Marvel's Agent Carter Entices S.H.I.E.L.D. audiences after midseason finale
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Marvel Entertainment and ABC released more footage of Hayley Atwell as Agent Carter, offering a teaser of what happens after World War II to the intriguing special agent.

Following the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. midseason finale, Marvel snuck in another sneak peek of Agent Carter.

Hayley Atwell reprises her role as tough-as-nails Peggy Carter, a secret agent and military leader out of a job once World War II ends and the GIs return home.

Left to experience peace without a romantic partner, Agent Carter seems to use her treacherous, undercover work to move beyond the grief and enjoy a little espionage along the way. Who would enjoy a steno pool job after a life of intrigue?

Lying to her tired, maybe dying of tuberculous but probably not, roommate about a boring job at the telephone company, she sets out of the studio flat with gun in purse and purpose on her mind. Marvel’s slowly leaked various clips and sneak peeks over the past several months, gearing fans up for what’s guaranteed to be an interesting whodunit tale.

Set in 1946, Carter’s adjusting to her new role in America. SuperheroHype reports she’s working in the Strategic Scientific Reserve (SSR), but must pretend to be a little less powerful—until someone snags against her temper, or Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper) needs a trusted friend to help clear his name.

It turns out someone’s framing Stark, selling his inventions and weapons to anyone willing to give up cash, and only Carter can really find the truth. He’s off to find the already sold products, leaving her in the care of butler, Edwin Jarvis (James D’Arcy).

In a dry delivery, she asks if this is Jarvis’s first undercover job and he just as drily references a situation that could be found on Downton Abbey. (A great tie-in to Iron Man with Happy’s love of the British series.)

And choosing to help Stark may just cost her a job, or worse. Who could resist?

Fans begged for a better ending for Agent Carter and her loyal, no nonsense attitude. Hailed as a seven-episode miniseries that will run in S.H.I.E.L.D.’s midseason slot, Agent Carter offers a strong spy thriller with a little less Iron Man and a little more Captain America: The First Avenger. The Marvel series bridges the gap between Captain America and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, where Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) meets Peggy’s granddaughter Sharon (Emily VanCamp).

Marvel’s been very good at piecing together different ties between television and film (see: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and this looks to be no different. Peggy Carter is a determined, strong woman in a universe full of strong, independent women. But not everyone’s shot at Captain America in a moment of irritation, either.

The show also stars Shea Whigham as SSR Chief Roger Dooley, Chad Michael Murray as SSR Agent Jack Thompson, and Enver Gjokaj as SSR Agent Daniel Sousa. Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely penned the series while half of the Marvel team seemed to produce. SuperheroHype notes that Tara Butters, Michele Fazekas, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, Chris Dingess, Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Joe Quesada, Stan Lee and Jeph Loeb all executive produced the series.

Wearing a long blue trench coat, bright white shirt and red hat, Peggy Carter is the new Captain America.

Enemies of the nation never stood a chance.

Agent Carter’s two-hour premiere is Tuesday, January 6, 2015, at 8/7c.

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