A couple weeks ago, we reported that Marvel was in the early stages of developing a TV series based on Agent Peggy Carter, who was played by Hayley Atwell in Captain America: The First Avenger and in the new Marvel “One-Shot”, Agent Carter. Since the TV series is in early development, there was no word on whether or not Atwell would continue to play the role, and in a recent interview she said she read about the news like everyone else. However, if Marvel wanted her to be involved, Atwell tells Digital Spy, “it’s certainly something I would be a part of doing. I’d be interested to show different sides of Peggy.” She continued, “I love the Marvel lot, they’re really great people to work with, so it would be nice to go back and work with them again. I’d definitely do it.”
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I haven’t seen the Agent Carter short yet, but I’ve heard good things, and I liked watching Atwell play the role in Captain America. It would also be neat to see a weekly TV series that centered on World War II espionage albeit espionage involving superheroes. It would probably still be the procedural format, but at least the setting would be unique.
As for the character, Atwell makes the good point to Digital Spy that while Carter can clearly beat up bad guys, a series could flesh out the character:
“Although she’s kick-ass, and she can be aggressive and she can be just as competent as the men, it’d be nice to show that she’s a feminist in a way.
It’s not just about her being aggressive and as aggressive as the men in those action sequences, but being able to be a little bit more rounded as a person.”