AGENT CARTER May Go Straight To Series While AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Looks To Be Getting A Second Season
Due to the overwhelming popularity of the Agent Carter one shot on the Iron Man 3 DVD, Disney and Marvel started spinning the wheels on doing a TV show based on Peggy Carter. The show has been worked on by Captain America writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, Haley Atwell is more than willing to reprise her role as Agent Peggy Carter, Howard Stark would be a recurring character (not series regular) if Dominic Cooper was willing, the show would start around the 1946 time frame, and the writers were hoping to limit it to around 13 episodes a season instead of the normal 22-24.]
Things have been pretty quiet on the front of the Agent Carter series, but now we have some new details about it. The show, which will be featured on ABC, is looking like it’s a lock. Not only is it a lock, but it looks as if they will forgo the traditional route of filming a pilot and gauging interest and just jump right into the series. Markus and McFeely’s script is done, and has been for about three months, and it has the seal of approval from ABC execs. The execs like it so much they exercised the option on Atwell’s contract to keep the door open for the series.
Now, what does this mean for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? The series that everyone hoped would be a ratings juggernaut following the success of The Avengers has fallen flat in the ratings and have left some wondering whether or it would be picked up. According to the same report that is saying Agent Carter is going to series, ABC is looking to give the show another season. They are hoping to use Agent Carter as a Summer bridge between S.H.I.E.L.D. Fall premiere and Spring finale.
All pretty tentative stuff at the time being, However, Deadline is a reputable source with good inside knowledge on things like this so I would expect and announcement soon. For the latest on both series, make sure to check back here at Comic Book Therapy.
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Source : Deadline