Hayley Atwell first took to the silver screen in 2011’s ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ before appearing in her own digital short on the ‘Iron Man 3‘ DVD/BluRay which set her up as being instrumental in the formation of Marvel’s premier espionage agency S.H.I.E.L.D. She then went on to appear, under a lot of prosthetics, in ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ which may have seen the introduction to her character’s daughter Agent 13 played by Emily Van Camp. (It wasn’t clear in the movie, but that’s how the story goes in the comics.)
Now Atwell, minus the fake wrinkles, will get to return to the role in a more active capacity as ABC has ordered a limited ‘Agent Carter’ TV series which will presumably pick up where the short left off with her helping found S.H.I.E.L.D. The show will be scripted by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely who contributed to the scripts for both ‘Captain America’ movies and ‘Thor: The Dark World’. Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas serve as showrunners. There’s no word yet on any additional cast, but hopefully we’ll see the returns of Dominic Cooper as Howard Stark and at least a few of the Howling Commandos.
The show is scheduled to run a brief eight episodes during ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’‘s winter hiatus next year. That should tide fans over and possibly even fill in a few gaps as to the formation of the organization.
Atwell is clearly looking forward to fleshing out her character, as she recently stated:
“I think the main thing is fans feel that they’ve seen her being capable, being sexy, being a femme fatale and they want to see something more. They want to see the complexities, the three dimensions of her, what makes her tick, what makes her crumble, what makes her crash and the limitations of who she is because that makes her all the more relatable.
I think over the arc of the 8 episodes there will be very different facets to who she is, which won’t disappoint the fans in making sure that she has a story within herself as well as the stories of each episode fighting who she fights against and still battling with her own demons and losing the love of her life and what a personal cost to her that is. So there’s many different ideas behind who she is and I think she’s going to become more interesting.”
Agent Carter was already a likeable role, but the idea of fleshing her out and giving her more depth definitely sounds appealing. With only eight episodes, however, expect a much more concentrated program than ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ which took a little while to find its footing. Hopefully, the creative people behind this show can channel a fitting vehicle for he lady who helps found one of the most important institutions in the Marvel cinematic universe.
Will you be tuning in to ‘Agent Carter’ in the winter? What would you like to see on the show?
Source: Screen Rant