ABC Goes All In With MARVEL: Picks Up AGENT CARTER And Renews AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

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peggy carterHere’s another piece of expected but welcome TV news to end the day- ABC has officially picked up the Agent Carter series and renewed Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for a second season. The announcement was made tonight hot off the heels of the other news about DC‘s Flash, iZombie, Gotham, and Constantine series getting official pickups from their respective networks. The Agent Carter news also came with an intriguing logline about the series.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has seen solid ratings and an increased interest from lapsed fans since Captain America: The Winter Soldier. It appears the show continues to ride their recent wave of success all the way into a confirmed second season. There was a small chance the show would not get renewed, but ABC has been happy with the post-Cap evolution of the show.

The Agent Carter series was a poorly kept secret, but now it’s official. Hayley Atwell will reprise her role as Cap‘s main gal alongside Dominic Cooper‘s Howard Stark. The show is set one year after Cap gets put on ice and will show the earliest days of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s formation. It is expected to run for 13 episodes and serve as a filler during Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s time off. With the cat not out of the bag, I’m sure we’ll be hearing a lot more soon. You can read the logline for the series (via The Wrap) below. What do you think about the Marvel news being all official now?

“Marvel’s Agent Carter” follows the story of Peggy Carter (Atwell). 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,” the series is executive produced by Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters, Steve McFeely & Christopher Marcus and Jeph Loeb.
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