Though it’s been just a rumor until now, it appears as if the powers-that-be at Marvel may be ready to commit to making an Agent Carter series. Despite the “meh” ratings that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been receiving, they’re feeling confident enough to go ahead with a second Marvel television encroachment, and with a lesser-known character at that. Of course this, like most Internet news, is still just “industry rumor”, but there may be a bit of proof to back it up.
The Mirror has been informed that Hayley Atwell (AKA Agent Carter) is moving to Los Angeles for six months, the goal of the move being to shoot the first season of Agent Carter. According to their anonymous source:
“This is a massive deal for both Hayley and Marvel comic fans. It’s Marvel’s major project of 2014, and it will be a big budget production. Hayley is absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity and is incredibly grateful to Marvel fans who have basically been campaigning for a spin-off show for the past six months. It means moving to LA for six months but her friends and family are all behind her, and this is a huge opportunity.”
Of course, Atwell herself isn’t confirming the rumor. Back when the Agent Carter series first started to gain news traction on the Internet, she had this to say:
“The one-shot was so successful, the fan base were like, ‘We want more of Peggy!’ I think Marvel probably takes that very seriously, and it’s certainly something I would be a part of doing. I’d be interested to show different sides of Peggy. I think she could be a great role model and a great member of the Marvel Universe. I love the Marvel lot, they’re really great people to work with, so it would be nice to go back and work with them again. I’d definitely do it.”
My big question is whether Marvel can afford to take this on considering the mediocre success of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Sure, they’re pulling in big numbers and making some cash from that show, but with the reception it’s getting it’s not likely to last beyond the first season unless something improves. Can they take Agent Carter and make something better?
What say you, Nerd Readers?
Thanks to ComicBook.com for the heads-up.