'Agent Carter' TV Show Confirmed By ABC; Hayley Atwell To Reprise Role In 'Captain America' Spinoff
ABC has confirmed plans for a Captain America spinoff series, Agent Carter, which will focus on Steve Rogers’ first love, Agent Carter as played by Hayley Atwell in Captain America: The First Avenger.
'Agent Carter' Confirmed
In Captain America: The First Avenger, Agent Carter is the tough, smart female soldier who guides Steve (Chris Evans) as he becomes a super soldier and becomes his girlfriend along the way.
Agent Carter, aka Peggy Carter, is not the first Marvel production focused on her character. Agent Carter was also featured as the subject of a Marvel One-Shot found on the Iron Man 3 DVD also titled “Agent Carter.”
'Agent Carter' Script Complete; Showrunners Hired
ABC Entertainment Group confirmed on Friday, Jan. 17, that showrunners Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas have been hired to lead the project, which would follow Agent Carter’s adventures as she continues working as a secret agent post-Captain America: The First Avenger.
“She’s such a strong, wonderful character if you’ve seen the one-shot… We’re happy to be involved,” Butters told the press at a TCA event for her other show, Resurrection.
Paul Lee, president of ABC, said that he had seen a script for the pilot written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, screenwriters of Captain America: The First Avenger and the upcoming sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
“That certainly has a good chance to be on the network,” Lee told the press at the Television Critics Association (TCAs).
Of course, ABC is still keeping an eye on it’s first Marvel television show, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which hasn’t fared as well in the ratings as originally hoped. And, there are no guarantees that Agent Carter will even be made into a pilot. However, should the show go into production, Atwell will reprise her role as Agent Carter for television.
Hayley Atwell and her character Agent Peggy Carter will appear in the next Captain America installment, Captain America: The Winter Soldier in theaters April 4, 2014.
– Olivia Truffaut-Wong
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