Now that ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ has taken a break after another interesting and excruciating mid-season finale, Agent Coulson and company will be temporarily relinquishing their timeslot in the new year to a mini-series that takes us back to the early days of the organization that eventually becomes S.H.I.E.L.D. titled ‘Agent Carter.’ Starring Hayley Atwell as she reprises her role from ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ and ‘Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter’, the audience will be taken back to 1946 in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a time where Peggy Carter begins her work with Howard Stark and the covert Strategic Scientific Reserve. But before its January premiere date, we have a few quick peeks at what we can expect when the love of Steve Rogers’ life comes back to a screen near you to show that she can kick just as much ass as Captain America.
As previously reported, a number of big names from behind the camera of the MCU will be contributing to ‘Agent Carter.’ Now we know for sure who’s doing what plus what the first two episodes are about. The premiere episode will be titled ‘Now Is Not The End’ and was directed by Louis D’Esposito and written by ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Here’s the official synopsis:
“Peggy is contacted by old acquaintance Howard Stark when he is framed for unleashing his deadliest weapons and can trust no one else. To help Peggy clear Stark’s name, he insists his butler, Edwin Jarvis, be at her beck and call–whether she likes it or not. But the risk is great: If caught, Agent Carter could be targeted as a traitor and spend the rest of her days in prison…or worse.”
‘Bridge and Tunnel’ is the title of episode two, which features ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ director Joe Russo and a script from multiple ‘Marvel One-Shot’ writer Erica Pearson. Here’s the synopsis for the episode that mentions the characters played by Shea Whigham and Chad Michael Murray:
“Howard Stark’s deadliest weapon has fallen into enemy hands, and only Agent Carter can recover it. But can she do so before her undercover mission is discovered by SSR Chief Dooley and Agent Thompson?”
Finally, if these descriptions weren’t enough for you, we have the first clip from ‘Agent Carter’, followed by the official synopsis of the entire seven-episode run:
It’s 1946 and peace has dealt Agent 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 finds herself stuck doing administrative work when she would rather be back out in the field, putting her vast skills into play and taking down the bad guys. But she is also trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life, Steve Rogers – a.k.a. Captain America. When old acquaintance Howard Stark finds himself being framed for unleashing his deadliest weapons to anyone willing to pony up the cash, he contacts Peggy — the only person he can trust — to track down those responsible, dispose of the weapons and clear his name. He empowers his butler, Edwin Jarvis, to be at her beck and call when needed to help assist her as she investigates and tracks down those responsible for selling these weapons of mass destruction. If caught going on these secret missions for Stark, Peggy could be targeted as a traitor and spend the rest of her days in prison – or worse.
What do you think of the first clip and synopses for ‘Agent Carter’? Are you more excited for the show to premiere next month? Let us know in the comments below.
‘Agent Carter’ starring Hayley Atwell, Dominic Cooper, Chad Michael Murray, Enver Gjokaj, James D’Arcy, and Shea Whigham premieres with a two-hour episode on ABC at 8:00pm on January 6, 2015.