ABC Picks Up Marvel's Agent Carter TV Series

ABC Picks Up Marvel's Agent Carter TV Series

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Worst kept secret of Fall TV season is out for real

It feels like everyone has been joking about ABC pretending that this wasn't a sure thing for so long that it might've already happened, but no - it only just became official this evening: The Disney-owned network has given a direct-to-series order to Agent Carter, a Marvel-backed series starring Haley Atwell's character from the Captain America movies.

The series, which is based partly on a "Marvel One-Shots" short film starring the title character, will be set in 1946 following the events of Captain America: The First Avenger. Though plot details are still being kept under wraps (the original pilot script came from the writers of Captain America: The Winter Soldier) it is assumed to follow the tone of the One-Shot, with Agent Peggy Carter battling both comic-book villainy and real world 40s sexism during the early days of S.H.I.E.L.D. Atwell has already been confirmed to return in the main role. Interest has been expressed (on both ends) regarding the return of characters like Dominic Cooper's Howard Stark and Neal McDonough's Dum-Dum Dugan, but no further announcements have been made.

ABC has not confirmed a schedule position for the series, though there has been some speculation that it may begin as a "bridge series" between two half-seasons of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, which was also been renewed for a second season Thursday evening.

Source: Deadline

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Well, for a 'worst-kept secret, first I'm hearing about it. Suppose that puts all the Howling Commandos references they've been throwing around in Agents of SHIELD in context.

This should be... interesting. No opinion on how good it'll be, given how rough Agents started, but the past is always a fun place to watch.

Keep Joss Whedon away from it and that will be enough. I'd like the Marvel Cinematic Universe, not "Joss Whedon's Marvel Universe."

Should be good. The only thing that disappoints me is that Tommy Lee Jones is a legit famous actor person that's probably too expensive for a TV show like this so I doubt we'll be seeing much or any of his character. Its a shame too since he seems to be a corner stone of the early days of S.H.I.E.L.D. wonder if we'll see Zola as well since he is still alive at this point.

Whedonesque was the only place I saw with a link to the very brief blurb about it embedded in a much broader piece.
But I'm pretty excited for it. She kicked absolute @$$ in her Marvel One-Shot.

I had no idea Agent Carter got her own one-shot film, so after reading this I went to check the short out.

Sweet Jesus, yes.

KazeAizen:
Should be good. The only thing that disappoints me is that Tommy Lee Jones is a legit famous actor person that's probably too expensive for a TV show like this

Given some of his recent movies, it will probably knock his price down a bit. Perhaps enough for brief appearances like Samuel L. Jackson in SHIELD.

Translated

"ABC has decided to put on a weekly hour of Haley Atwell in a tight blouse."

008Zulu:

KazeAizen:
Should be good. The only thing that disappoints me is that Tommy Lee Jones is a legit famous actor person that's probably too expensive for a TV show like this

Given some of his recent movies, it will probably knock his price down a bit. Perhaps enough for brief appearances like Samuel L. Jackson in SHIELD.

Samuel L. Jackson has been doing commercials for Capital One for quite some time. making commercials is usually reserved for new/has been actors or sports players. He does the commercial's well but it needs a "motherfucker" at the end of the closing line to make it perfect. Jackson may either be taking anything he can get for some reason or a credit card company is spending way too much on commercials and hiking up interest on the customers to pay for them.

It's not going to stop me from banging the drum for a Black Widow movie, but it's nice to see Marvel finally making something with a female lead. We've more than enough dudes already.

Anachronism:
It's not going to stop me from banging the drum for a Black Widow movie

Yeah, that would be so sweet. We need more super spy ladies.

This is awesome news. I loved her character in Captain America and I generally love spy fiction, especially with female leads because they are so rare and they tend to be amazing.

Soviet Heavy:
Keep Joss Whedon away from it and that will be enough.

Joss Whedon isn't the problem with Agents of Shield.

albino boo:
Translated

"ABC has decided to put on a weekly hour of Haley Atwell in a tight blouse."

Well why else does anyone want this to happen? at least there will be one entertaining Marvel TV show.

JET1971:

008Zulu:

KazeAizen:
Should be good. The only thing that disappoints me is that Tommy Lee Jones is a legit famous actor person that's probably too expensive for a TV show like this

Given some of his recent movies, it will probably knock his price down a bit. Perhaps enough for brief appearances like Samuel L. Jackson in SHIELD.

Samuel L. Jackson has been doing commercials for Capital One for quite some time. making commercials is usually reserved for new/has been actors or sports players. He does the commercial's well but it needs a "motherfucker" at the end of the closing line to make it perfect. Jackson may either be taking anything he can get for some reason or a credit card company is spending way too much on commercials and hiking up interest on the customers to pay for them.

Tommy Lee Jones has been doing commercials for a while too.

Kumagawa Misogi:

albino boo:
Translated

"ABC has decided to put on a weekly hour of Haley Atwell in a tight blouse."

Well why else does anyone want this to happen? at least there will be one entertaining Marvel TV show.

I have no objection to Haley Atwell in a tight blouse. I just get little tired of lines like "Agent Peggy Carter battling both comic-book villainy and real world 40s sexism during the early days of S.H.I.E.L.D." when they mean lets get the audience thinking this (mildly nfsw)

Dear Marvel, please bring back J.J. Fields as James Montgomery Falsworth in full Union Jack mode.

I didn't know Agents was renewed. That's two pieces of good news in one article. Yay!

Agents of Shield is a painfully mediocre show. I have a feeling this will end up same way.

008Zulu:

KazeAizen:
Should be good. The only thing that disappoints me is that Tommy Lee Jones is a legit famous actor person that's probably too expensive for a TV show like this

Given some of his recent movies, it will probably knock his price down a bit. Perhaps enough for brief appearances like Samuel L. Jackson in SHIELD.

Perhaps but the difference between him and Sam is that Sam loves being Nick Fury. He'll play him in a small role if Disney asks. Even on a TV show. Jones though I don't think is quite like that sadly.

JET1971:

008Zulu:

KazeAizen:
Should be good. The only thing that disappoints me is that Tommy Lee Jones is a legit famous actor person that's probably too expensive for a TV show like this

Given some of his recent movies, it will probably knock his price down a bit. Perhaps enough for brief appearances like Samuel L. Jackson in SHIELD.

Samuel L. Jackson has been doing commercials for Capital One for quite some time. making commercials is usually reserved for new/has been actors or sports players. He does the commercial's well but it needs a "motherfucker" at the end of the closing line to make it perfect. Jackson may either be taking anything he can get for some reason or a credit card company is spending way too much on commercials and hiking up interest on the customers to pay for them.

I think Sam is just at the point where he gives absolutely zero fucks. I mean in some of those commercials he actually says damn. Some super stars I think just do that. They make enough money and then they whatever the hell they want. I mean he's probably making a killing being Nick Fury.

Nice! Hopefully they'll run it during "Agents of SHIELDs" run so we actually have a decent show to follow it up instead of the freakin' GOLDBERGS. -sigh- Two hours of Marvel on ABC sounds more promising to me.

Cool beans. I can't wait to hear who comes aboard for this one.

Kurt Cristal:
Nice! Hopefully they'll run it during "Agents of SHIELDs" run so we actually have a decent show to follow it up instead of the freakin' GOLDBERGS. -sigh- Two hours of Marvel on ABC sounds more promising to me.

nah they will probably run two half seasons of AoS around the two movies and then they will fill the empty time with Agent Carter

Mr. Q:
Cool beans. I can't wait to hear who comes aboard for this one.

I don't see how they could seeing as she is fairly young in the CA2, also they never said her last name so they may be modifying her backstory (as bob has said it could be construed as weird for Cap to be dating the much younger relative of his first "girlfriend"/LI)

Hopefully this will be good as i have no idea about Agent Carter so i cant be disappointed. lol. Really didnt like SHIELD, found it boring and the characters were uninteresting. For me Agent Coulson was interesting in Avengers when he died - kinda makes his death meaningless. I got as far as episode 12 and gave up watching it but will rent it on dvd to watch them all - maybe the wait between episodes ruined it for me so watching them all closely together will be better.

Leftnt Sharpe:
Dear Marvel, please bring back J.J. Fields as James Montgomery Falsworth in full Union Jack mode.

I think we will probably see all of the Howlers in it.

 

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