Though we’ll see the return of Director Phil Coulson and his team in ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ tonight, it’s hard to forget ‘Agent Carter’, which ended one week ago. With any luck, we’ll get another season of the limited series from ABC and Marvel Studios. But while we anxiously wait for the network to greenlight season two, the head honchos behind Peggy Carter’s latest adventure tease what we might have to look forward to in the next one.
First, executive producer Tara Butters (who helms the show alongside ‘Resurrection’ collaborator Michele Fazekas) weighed in on the next chapter of Peggy’s life since finding peace with the death of Steve Rogers with Zap2It:
“Captain America will always be a part of her life. It was very important for her as a character to move on and be that strong woman who doesn’t let that relationship define her. It’s really interesting in moving forward, hopefully into a second season, in seeing how she does that — how does she balance, and seeing more of a balance between work and a personal life. I think that the Peggy that was in the ‘The First Avenger’ and the Peggy that we saw in the first season allowed her career to be all-consuming and define her. I do think it will be fun to explore how does she become a little bit more well-rounded.”
But just how will we explore the development of Hayley Atwell’s beloved character if it returns? Co-creators and ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely told Entertainment Weekly that they would love to show us the origin of Peggy Carter before her days at the Strategic Scientific Reserve in New York City:
MARKUS: When we were figuring out the show and the backstory of the show, we had a really nice story about who Peggy is and where she came from. We just didn’t have any time. I would love to tell that story.
MCFEELY: That’s one of our strongest ideas for the second season: What makes Peggy, Peggy? We like what Peggy is, but if you ask some hard questions, you might wonder: but why is she that way? We have some thoughts on that.
Though I’m sure that True Believers would want to see what Markus and McFeely have planned for Peggy’s past, but what about her present? What about some of the awesome new characters that we met in ‘Agent Carter’? While we might not see villains Arnim Zola or Dr. Faustus, if you’re a fan of Lyndsy Fonseca’s Angie Martinelli or James D’Arcy’s Edwin Jarvis, you’ll be glad to know that they won’t be going anywhere if season two materializes. In fact, Butters tells The Hollywood Reporter that Peggy and Jarvis are “the heart of the series” and their relationship will have a bigger part next time around.
Do you hope to see another season of ‘Agent Carter’? Are you excited about what the showrunners and the executive producers are teasing for the future of Peggy? Let us know in the comments.