My god, what a great time to be a geek! Between Marvel and DC, comic book adaptations that many of us have been waiting for since we were children are finally being made reality, and considering DC’s recently released slate of upcoming movies and the epic Marvel announcements yesterday, things don’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Hot on the heels of their announcements and the release of their bonus clip from Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Marvel (no doubt feeling drunk with power and fandom glory), has released the first teaser for their newest television series, Agent Carter. If the teaser is a true preview of things to come, oh man, sign me up!
In true Marvel style, the teaser for the upcoming ABC series was released exclusively through Marvel’s official Agent Carter Twitter account:
— Agent Carter (@AgentCarterTV) October 29, 2014
Despite the Cheesy Voiceover Guy and hammy intro (“Sometimes, the best man for the job…is a woman”), there is plenty to be excited about in those 15 seconds of greatness. Honestly, could Hayley Atwell be more perfect for the role?? She’s a beautiful actress who has proven over and over again that she has a firm grasp of the character she is playing and absolutely disappears in the role. When she first hit the screen as Peggy Carter in Captain America: The First Avenger, she had a few credits under her belt but was a relative unknown. Still, Atwell managed to steal the scenes from veteran actors such as Tommy Lee Jones and Chris Evans with her charm and wit. More importantly, she is an absolute badass who can go toe to toe with the best of them, and that’s without super soldier serum. Take that, Steve Rogers!
If you haven’t seen the Marvel One Shot, Agent Carter, yet, perhaps you don’t quite understand why this 15 second clip that really only has about 10 seconds of footage is getting everyone so excited. If you are in this small group, it is high time you get on it! Go ahead. We’ll wait.
Alright, now do you get it? Of course you do. Currently, the series is being pushed as an eight-part event but here’s hoping we see a full series order soon after the “event” airs. Here is the (extended) synopsis, along with the cast info:
ABC presents its second action packed series from the creative minds at Marvel in “Marvel’s Agent Carter,” inspired by the feature films Marvel’s “Captain America: The First Avenger” and Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” along with the short “Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter.”
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.
“Marvel’s Agent Carter” stars Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter, James D’Arcy as Edwin Jarvis, Chad Michael Murray (“One Tree Hill,” “A Cinderella Story”) as Agent Jack Thompson, Enver Gjokaj (“Dollhouse”) as Agent Daniel Sousa and Shea Whigham (“American Hustle,” “The Wolf of Wall Street”) as Chief Roger Dooley.
The series will premiere on ABC in January, where it will join Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in its Tuesday night lineup. Are you excited for the newest addition to Marvel’s tv lineup? Which characters do you hope to see in the series?