Agent Carter is an 8 episode TV series that will premiere on ABC with a 2 episode event at 9pm (8 central) on January 6th, 2015.
The series based on the character of Agent Peggy Carter, first seen in Captain America: The First Avenger, and set in the 1940s.
Agent Carter is produced by Christopher Markus, Steve McFeely, Tara Butters, Michele Fazekas, Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, and Jeph Loeb and the pilot script is written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.
Years before Agent Coulson and his S.H.I.E.L.D. team swore to protect those who cannot protect themselves from threats they cannot conceive, there was Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell, Marvel’s “Captain America: The First Avenger,” Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”), who pledged the same oath but lived in a different time when women weren’t recognized as being as smart or as tough as their male counterparts.
But no one should ever underestimate Peggy.
It’s 1946 and peace has dealt Peggy 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 finds herself stuck doing administrative work when she would rather be back out in the field; putting her vast skills into play and taking down the bad guys. But she is also trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life, Steve Rogers – aka Captain America.
When old acquaintance Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper, Marvel’s “Captain America: The First Avenger”) finds himself being framed for unleashing his deadliest weapons to anyone willing to pony up the cash, he contacts Peggy – the only person he can trust – to track down those responsible, dispose of the weapons and clear his name. He empowers his butler, Edwin Jarvis (James D’Arcy, “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World”), to be at her beck and call when needed to help assist her as she investigates and tracks down those responsible for releasing these weapons of mass destruction. But Jarvis, who is a creature of habit and sticks to a rigid daily routine, is going to have to make some major life changes if he’s going to be able to keep up with Peggy.
If caught going on these secret missions for Stark, Peggy could be targeted as a traitor and spend the rest of her days in prison – or worse. And as she delves deeper into her investigation, she may find that those she works for are not who they seem, and she might even begin to question whether Stark is as innocent as he claims.
— Official Synopsis by Marvel
Who is Peggy Carter?
While most of us were introduced to Peggy Carter as Steve Rogers’ love interest in Captain America: The First Avenger the character first came to life in 1966 in the comic Tales of Suspense #77.
In Captain America we learn Peggy Carter (played by Hayley Atwell) is a smart, independent person who has not lost her identity as a woman. She is an English soldier who worked with the US Army during World War II. Carter’s heart is broken when Steve Rogers is presumed dead after crashing an aircraft owned by the evil Hydra. As he was about to crash Steve promised to meet her at a dance the following Saturday but obviously he never made it.
Hayley Atwell reprises her role as Peggy Carter in the Marvel one-shot Agent Carter, a 15 minute short appearing on the Iron Man 3 Blu Ray. The Agent Carter short made it’s debut at San Diego Comic Con in July 2013. After Captain America’s death Peggy Carter underwent intensive training with SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve) and even though she excelled during her training her skills are going to waste because she was forced into a desk job and constantly overlooked for field work. Her boss Agent Flynn looks down on her because she’s a woman and give her no credit for her exceptional ability in the field. Not one to be held back Carter secretly took on a mission to retrieve a device known as the Zodiac Key. When the mission was called in it was recommended 3 to 4 agents be sent but Agent Carter decided to take on the mission alone to prove she deserved to be in the field and not stuck behind a desk. Upon hearing of her successful mission Howard Stark recognizes her talent and recruits Agent Carter to run S.H.I.E.L.D.
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