More Details On AGENT CARTER TV Series Have Emerged
One of the things that made Captain America: The First Avenger so good was the chemistry that Chris Evans and Hayley Atwell shared. It was easily among the most believable of any Marvel film to date. Atwell proved to be very well cast in her role of Peggy Carter and fans quickly began begging to see more of her. That wish was granted when the character was featured in the Marvel One-Shot Agent Carter. The story picked up shortly after the events of The First Avenger, just as Carter is recruited by a new organization call S.H.I.E.L.D. That too proved to be quite popular and fans wanted even more. Once again, Marvel is listening and a new television series based on Peggy Carter is in the works.
Details on the show have been limited, but we know that scribes Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have been hard at work putting together a story for the series, which has yet to be officially green-lit. The fine folks over at Collider were able to chat with the duo about the project and there’s quite a bit to report. They were kind enough to drop it into bullet format, so take a look.
Markus and McFeely have recently spoken to Hayley Atwell and she is very interested in doing the show.
Howard Stark would be a recurring character, not a series regular. This is assuming Dominic Cooper would be willing to continue to play the role. I’ve spoken to him about this and he seemed very interested. But this was a few months ago and things change.
The show would start in 1946, sort of in the middle of the timeline of the One Shot. McFeely said, “We can’t get her to the end of S.H.I.E.L.D. that fast. We wanna stay in that world longer where people are disrespecting her and she’s proving herself and going on missions and things like that.”
Unlike most network shows that are 22 or 23-episode seasons, Markus and McFeely think Agent Carter should be a limited series with a maximum of 13 episodes per season. McFeely said, “[13 episodes] is how this is envisioned, maybe even less… That’s my hope, is that it would be something like [Under the Dome]. Our case would be that it would be a limited series and you would wrap up that one bad guy and that one case, and then if you like it we’ll do it again next year and it’s 1947.”
Seems as though the series is further along that we thought. Hopefully ABC, where the series would air, will give the go-ahead for the series. I like the approach they are taking and not bombarding the small screen with dozens of episodes each season. It also also them to tell a more defined and concentrated tale, not unlike hit series like Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead. It also pleases me that Atwell is wanting to return for the role.
The concept of the series is awesome and with the time period they are looking at, it has potential to be a rather unique series; a different spin on the usual procedural cop drama that we are so used to seeing.
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