About two months ago when ABC announced that they were renewing ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’, the network also shared that they would be bringing yet another corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to life. Inspired by Hayley Atwell’s character from ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’, the eight-episode series ‘Agent Carter‘ will fill take over the Tuesday night time slot when Coulson and company take a midseason break. And while we have gotten little hints here and there like who and what we may see on the show, now showrunners Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas of ‘Reaper’ and ‘Resurrection’ open up a little bit more to give us more insight about the next time we see Peggy Carter.
In an interview with Super Hero Hype, Butters and Fazekas were careful to tread lightly around the highly secretive nature of Marvel projects, but they managed to reveal a few details about their upcoming series. In terms of the timeline of the show, they said that they’ll pick up after the war and that “there is an end point to the series.” Then, they go on to talk about the freedom of setting the show prior to most of the Marvel films, while still giving them plenty to work with:
Fazekas: I will say, the nice thing about ‘Agent Carter’ being set in the ‘40s is it predates a lot of the Marvel universe. As you know, the guys who wrote ‘Captain America’ 1, 2 and are now writing 3, wrote the pilot. So they know that universe very well. So I don’t feel like we’re hamstrung by anything. I think there’s a lot of room to play and a lot of room to be creative with the story.
Butters: And also, it allows us, the movies were such a wonderful set up for the series. There is definitely something to draw on from ‘Captain America’ 1 and 2, and hopefully that there are characters and people that are set up there that we’ll hopefully see in our universe. I think that she’s such a wonderful character. She’s strong, she’s independent, but she’s in a world where, after the war, strong and independent woman isn’t what people want. So I think there’s a fun emotional story that we get to play with in the series.
The duo also touches on some of the other people who are confirmed to be a part of the show so far besides Atwell. Although they mention Neal McDonough as someone they hope they can bring in for the show, Fazekas drops some names of people on the creative side:
“We’ve hired our writing staff. [Christopher] Markus and [Stephen] McFeely, who wrote the pilot, will be on the show as much as they can be. They’ll be working on ‘Captain America 3’ as well so we’ll take them as much as we can get ‘em. They’re great guys. We have a great writing staff that we’ve worked with before on different shows, people that we never worked with before. Chris Dingess, who’s another executive producer who we worked with on ‘Reaper’, but directors and actors, we’re still in the process of making those deals.”
It seems like it’s still very early on in the pre-production process, which means we’re more likely to get more news on ‘Agent Carter’ in the fall. You never know what Marvel could unveil at San Diego Comic Con and New York Comic Con though, so we’ll be sure to keep our ears open to keep you informed, dear readers.
What do you think about these details about ‘Agent Carter’? Are you looking forward to seeing Hayley Atwell reprise her role from ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’? Let us know in the comments below.