Hayley Atwell Talks AGENT CARTER; Confirms Eight Episode First Season

Hayley Atwell Talks AGENT CARTER; Confirms Eight Episode First Season

Talking about her relationship with fans, her hopes for the series and a whole lot more, Captain America: The First Avenger star Hayley Atwell also reveals in the following video interview that the upcoming Agent Carter TV series will consist of eight episodes during its first season...

"Marvel's Agent Carter," starring Captain America's Hayley Atwell follows the story of Peggy Carter. It's 1946, and peace has dealt Peggy Carter 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 must balance doing administrative work and going on secret missions for Howard Stark all while trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life--Steve Rogers. Inspired by the feature films "Captain America: The First Avenger" and "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," along with the short "Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter." Starring Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter, "Marvel's Agent Carter" is executive produced by Christopher Markus, Steve McFeely, Tara Butters, Michele Fazekas, Kevin Feige, Louis D'Esposito, Jeph Loeb.

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Mrsinister - 5/16/2014, 4:11 PM
Can't wait
Mecha - 5/16/2014, 4:13 PM
Out of all the female characters in the Marvel universe, why does Agent Carter get her own show?
sameoldthing - 5/16/2014, 4:16 PM
I think every episode should begin with her taking a bath.
A slow motion sponge bath. Right?
AlexanderLykins - 5/16/2014, 4:16 PM
Cool I guess. Not really excited for this though.
Abary - 5/16/2014, 4:16 PM
This will be a fantastic way to further develop the Captain America side of the MCU, since he is the only case where we cannot go back and visit these characters in any other way since Cap is now in present day.
DrDoom - 5/16/2014, 4:17 PM

That's the most brilliant idea I've heard all week.
AlexanderLykins - 5/16/2014, 4:17 PM
Heck yeah!
n1ghtw1ng2832 - 5/16/2014, 4:18 PM
I really do love that accent. Plus the fact that she's extremely [frick]ing hot helps. Haha!
SauraLilvera - 5/16/2014, 4:20 PM
It would be awesome if we could get some Baron Von Strucker action.
sKeemAn - 5/16/2014, 4:22 PM

Hells yeah!!
SuperCat - 5/16/2014, 4:24 PM
I know what I'll be looking for.

sKeemAn - 5/16/2014, 4:24 PM
Damn that woman is gorgeous. her accent makes my loins tingle!!
Bloodraven - 5/16/2014, 4:24 PM
This show has some interesting possibilities. We'll definitely see the early days of SHIELD, and hopefully we'll see how HYDRA managed to get a foothold in it.
HiroTheGeek013 - 5/16/2014, 4:28 PM
Hey it's John Cho!!!
blackagar94 - 5/16/2014, 4:28 PM
At first Ii wanted the Winter Soldier to appear in Agents of SHIELD, but now I want him to appear in THAT show ! Maybe he can appear in both ? In a storyline in the past that impacts on some events in the present, a kind of crossover that spans the ages.
JorL5150 - 5/16/2014, 4:28 PM

except, when it was STAR TREK. ten original cannon films, and five separate TV series (as well as a cartoon series) with as many as TWO series running concurrently with the FILMS and all inter-connected and affecting one another, now with a side-cannon of a parallel timeline.

but other than that MCU invented the concept.
ThePowerCosmic - 5/16/2014, 4:31 PM

Good point! I'll give it a chance.

I feel Superheroes just don't work on TV. I think Marvel is smart for going the more human route.
Kurban - 5/16/2014, 4:33 PM
@Mecha She's one of the best female protagonists in these films, apart from Black Widow.
ThePowerCosmic - 5/16/2014, 4:33 PM

Screw you. Star Trek wasn't comic book characters. So we don't care!

RetroFit - 5/16/2014, 4:34 PM
If you saw the Agent Carter One Shot you're excited for this. If you didn't then you probably don't get it. Just watch the One Shot and get on the trolley:
DeusExSponge - 5/16/2014, 4:35 PM
@Mecha - I'm thinking it's because of the events that surround her along with ones that she's part of such as the creation of SHIELD. Also we get to see other characters such as Howard Stark, the Howling Commandos and Armin Zola. Seeing how Zola infiltrated SHIELD is going to be one of the bonus' of this series.
dancingmonkey08 - 5/16/2014, 4:35 PM
8 episodes isnt as bad as I thought it would be, I really dont get the point of this show. the origin of the MCU doesnt interest me. Really, the only draw of this show is Hayley, she is an awesome actress, badass and utterly gorgeous. But apart from that, give her a two-parter during every season of AOS (connect a present day case into the past) and that will do. I mean, they cant even use any half interesting characters, because they will be saving them for the movies or for AOS

I hope Im proved wrong but I honestly think there should be a new Marvel series during the mid-season break of AOS every year. This year is Agent Carter, next year is something else....keep going until AOS is cancelled.

@sameoldthing, please say youre a producer on this show and youre fishing for ideas haha because I agree 200%!
SauraLilvera - 5/16/2014, 4:36 PM
Now this is a TV show I wouldn't mind seeing topless ads for, as long as it's not CW teen drama given a geek makeover like Arrow.
JorL5150 - 5/16/2014, 4:39 PM
JorL5150 - 5/16/2014, 4:40 PM
and star trek was comic book characters since the early 70s.
chuckducky - 5/16/2014, 4:45 PM
My only problem with Hayley Atwell, is that she keeps ignoring all of my invitations to dinner.
KINGPEN266 - 5/16/2014, 4:49 PM
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KINGPEN266 - 5/16/2014, 4:53 PM
PAF - 5/16/2014, 4:53 PM
Can't wait!!!
third3ye - 5/16/2014, 4:53 PM
This struck me more as a mini series, didn't think there'd be enough interesting material to make an Agent Carter show go on for several seasons.
ThePowerCosmic - 5/16/2014, 4:54 PM

Everything gets a comic adaptation eventually. It didn't start as a comic book.
PeterDarker121 - 5/16/2014, 4:54 PM

To echo @ThePowerCosmic's comment, we're talking Comic Book properties, not Gene Roddenberry.

And for ODIN's sake, although you're not the only one who does this on this site, the word is C A N O N . I know it SOUNDS like a weapon used in the Revolutionary War, but it's SPELLED differently.

Sorry, but for a word that's SO essential when talking about Comic Books, it drives me CRAZY to see so many people use that word so often on this site and misspell it so much.
Destined - 5/16/2014, 4:55 PM
Love Hayley/Peggy! Will definitely watch and wish she could be a part of the present MCU to save us from her basic grand niece.
nikgrid - 5/16/2014, 4:59 PM
8 episodes? That doesn't show much confidence on the part of ABC.
I think this show could be better than AOS, they should have given it at least 13.
ruadh - 5/16/2014, 5:07 PM
Star trek shows never directly affected the movies or vice versa. The closest was DS9 that aired when First Contact was released. Worf showed up in both but neither had any affect on the other.

A better example is X-Files with the movie coming out between seasons and being essential to the series' plot.

Neither had a movie or movies released while the show aired with plots actually weaving together.
ConanLibrarian - 5/16/2014, 5:24 PM
@JorL5150 - sorry dude, that's just not the case. Star Trek's first six movies were based on the original series, but certainly weren't going on at the same time. The series was canceled in 1969, didn't get the movie treatment until ten years later, and then that was a continuation of the story, not something that was interwoven. Same thing with the Next Generation movies. The show had already aired its last episode before Generations came out at the end of 1994. The only thing I can think of that's really close is the X-Files movie in 1998, but even that was a movie based on an ongoing TV series, not the other way around. Love it or hate it, this is the first time a TV series has been charged with providing canon back story and interconnectivity between a major movie studio's franchise properties while they were ongoing. It really is a big deal when new things are done in TV, because of how formulaic the major networks' operations are.
ruadh - 5/16/2014, 5:29 PM
Well put UltimateNullifier.
FantasticSpidey - 5/16/2014, 5:31 PM
A) she is super hot.
B) I love her Agent Peggy Carter.
C) Been rooting for this to be picked up since the rumors first started.
D) Can't wait for this.
cyns - 5/16/2014, 5:35 PM
I really love her. I also hope we get some Howling Commandos, too.
HiTcH - 5/16/2014, 5:35 PM
Now we're talking.

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