First Poster and Synopsis for New ABC Series MARVEL’S AGENT CARTER

     May 10, 2014


In addition to renewing Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., ABC recently added another Marvel TV series to its 2014-15 season by way of Marvel’s Agent Carter, and now the first poster and synopsis for the show have arrived online.  We previously learned quite a bit about the plan for Agent Carter when we interviewed executive producers/screenwriters Christopher Markus and Steve McFeely, and this official synopsis confirms much of what they told us.  Set in 1946, the show follows Captain America’s Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) as she finds herself marginalized while working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve) when the men return home from WWII.  We discovered in the Marvel One-Shot short film Agent Carter that the character will eventually go on to found S.H.I.E.L.D. with Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper), but this initial season of the Agent Carter TV show will take place before that event.

Markus and McFeely told us that they envision a 10 or 13-episode first season, but an official number hasn’t yet been confirmed.  Hit the jump to check out the Agent Carter poster and synopsis.

Here’s the official synopsis for Marvel’s Agent Carter courtesy of Marvel, followed by the debut poster:

“Marvel’s Agent Carter,” starring Captain America’s Hayley Atwell follows the story of Peggy Carter. 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.”

Starring Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter, “Marvel’s Agent Carter” is executive produced by Christopher Markus, Steve McFeely, Tara Butters, Michele Fazekas, Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Jeph Loeb.


  • Guest

    Yeah, because NCIS: SHIELD worked so well…


    • SorryNotSorry

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  • Paul Bateman

    Sounds like another superhero show with no superheros. Count me uninterested. Sorry.

    • paul h

      Have you seen the short, it’s pretty great.

      • Paul Bateman

        I haven’t Paul so I’m probably judging it prematurely, I’m just so disappointed in Shield. I’ll check out the short.

      • Bob

        Did you quit watching SHIELD early in? If so I trccomend giving it a watch again. Past idk, like 10 episodes now maybe a lil less have been pretty good. Even collider given all the past episodes have been rated good by colliders. All like B- through A.

      • Paul Bateman

        No Bob – I’ve watched it from the start. I know some folks are beginning to warm to it, but for me I’m just getting nothing out of it.

      • Masshuu il Thulcandra

        Then just stop watching and go away – troll?

      • Paul Bateman

        Nice. Never heard of freedom of expression? Go look up the definition of Troll ;)


        No some of them just don’t believe in opinions Lmao!

      • Guy Smiley

        I’ve heard good things of late about SHIELD too, but that show should’ve been good on its own merits, and it wasn’t. If it took the awesomeness of The Winter Soldier (and it was, indeed, awesome) to suddenly make it watchable, then the show itself still isn’t succeeding on it own.

        Here’s the thing… As long as SHIELD keeps that cast of Agent Beefy McSlab, goofballs Putz and Simmons, and airhead “hacktivist” Skye, I have no reason to come back. They are all terrible, and even Coulson stopped being entertaining after awhile. He worked well in small doses in the films, as the “everyman” surrounded by the superheroes. But he, and his team, were just bland on the show.

        I was indifferent about Maye. So, keep her I guess, but kill everyone else under Coulson off and give him a worthy team. After the events of The Winter Soldier, there’s probably a great opportunity to retool and recast the show. That probably won’t happen though. So, fuck it, I’ll stick with Arrow and give Agent Carter a shot. Hopefully that show will have a better cast than SHIELD.

    • To Be Continued

      Maybe Agents of SHIELD fits in that category, but this one doesn’t have superheroes around. Cap is in ice, and it’s the 40′s. No Iron Man, no Hulk, no Thor. This should be a spy thriller.

      • Jason Reichow

        The Original Human Torch, Namor the Sub-Mariner, Isaiah Bradley, Patriot, Blue Diamond, Jack Frost, and many others might disagree. Agent Carter is the perfect chance to feature a lot of WWII era heroes and villains in the MCU.

        Also they could, at some point in a later season, adapt Iron Man Noir into Agent Carter with Howard Carter creating a proto-Iron Man suit.

      • Cedhollywood

        Why are you naming all those heroes? How many super heroes have shown up in AOS? Exactly.

      • RedMercury

        Deathlok & Lady Sif?

      • Cedhollywood

        Lol yeah ok buddy. If that’s all the “super-heroes” that has shown up on AOS after one season then you keep waiting and watching for that list you had of heroes to show up on Agent Carter. Or any one of at the very least any B list heroes to make a cameo.

        Deathlok and Lady Sif? Lmfao!

      • Jason Reichow

        I never expected lots of superheroes to appear on AOS. Since the show is set in the present day, we have the movies to feature the present day heroes. Agent Carter on the other hand will be set in the 1940s and since I doubt Marvel has any plans to make more movies in that era, AC would be the only way to feature some of the heroes and villians from that time.

      • Cedhollywood

        Ummm there is only one maybe two A list super-heroes that anybody would care or even know to be excited to see from the 1940′s on AC. And that apperence from whomever would just be a cameo. AOS with its C list super-hero cameos and one major cameo is just passing as a watchable show for some. So now a new show set in the 40′s with a cameo from 1940′s super-heroes that most of the general audience don’t know is just the type of show with lasting possibilities. Lol Because the kids,tweens and young adults just luuuuv watching a tv series that is set in the time when their grand parents were kids.

      • Jason Reichow

        Your view is so limited! Having shows like AOS and Agent Carter showcase C-list superheroes and villains that wouldn’t be shown anywhere else is the whole point! And as long as the show is good, it doesn’t matter when the show is set.

      • Cedhollywood

        And your views are narrow minded. A major network prime time show is not the place where C-list characters should be showcased. This is one of many reasons why AOS ratings are dipping slowly every week. There are dozens of other A-list characters that have never had any exposure on tv or film that could be used but are not on AOS. Finally it does matter in today’s prime time viewership what the time period a tv series is set in. Whether its a 1940′s or 50′s gangster show,comedy show or a comic book show the target general audience demographic of 18 to 34 year olds for this show will not be interested unless its in a contemporary setting.

      • Jason Reichow

        “the target general audience demographic of 18 to 34 year olds for this show will not be interested unless its in a contemporary setting.”
        And you’re the one calling me narrow minded…

      • Cedhollywood

        So I misused the word contemporary. Who cares? Only someone who can’t come up with a better valid point to the original argument. So if you think you won because of that or if you think I feel stupid,sorry pal.

      • Jason Reichow

        No. It’s the fact that you have completely dismissed the possibility that the show can succeed just because it’s set in the 40′s. Also I agree with Kevin Feige that I “don’t believe in ‘A’ tier, ‘B’ tier and ‘C’ tier characters” and the fact you are not interested in giving any lesser known characters a chance shows who’s the narrow minded one. Plus, I’m not talking about giving these lesser known characters their own show or movie, I’m talking about just showcasing them in a episode or two. As a way to introduce themselves and allow the audience to decide if they want to see more of them or not.


        That’s what people don’t get,AOS & AGENT CARTER have to build first. You still have heroes and villains but you can’t just throw THOR in there or Luke Cage. You have to focus on what it’s based on then you throw in more heroes as the next films come out.

      • gannanq

        Also considering u.s is now enemies with russia again, some cold war russian villains would be nice as well.

      • Guy Smiley

        I’d love it if Howard Stark is a regular on “Agent Carter.” I’d also like to see Dum Dum Dugan (and maybe some of the other Howling Commandos) as a regular. I seriously doubt Tommy Lee Jones will appear though.

        Anyhow, the original Torch and Namor would be awesome. I was hoping we might at least see Namor in another Cap movie, if they’d been willing to keep Cap in at least one more movie set in the 40s, but of course that didn’t happen.

        Not sure if the original Torch would be available (would it infringe on the FF film rights?), but Namor, and the others you mentioned, could be great ideas for “Agent Carter.”

  • Spin Off Every Single Thing

    This sounds even more uninteresting than Agents of SHIELD if that’s possible.

    • freaking beast

      I know..I don’t care if it’s good ..I want a superhero from a superhero company lol. ALL THE freaking characters they could of chose

  • Alboone

    This actually sounds good.


    sounds awesome, cant wait to see what kind of golden age comic references they include. it would be awesome to see a young hank pym appear in later seasons to tie in with ant man

  • Doug_101

    Really excited for this one. I remember when the short was released and people were saying, “Who cares about Agents of SHIELD? Give us Agent Carter!” The shortened season will also benefit it, I think. Hope this does well.

  • DEADP00L

    Meh sounds uninteresting to be honest. Super heroes is the only reason I’d watch it.

  • Cedhollywood

    So there is Agents Of 90210 Agents of Shield CSI that is boring as hell set in today’s world and now there is going to be a 1940′s period setting for this character that never even was good enough in all these years to have her own solo comic book series? Wow marvel really thinks they can put anything out there and it’ll fly. Nevermind the fact that the kids,tweens and young adults just luuuuv watching shows and movies set when their grandparents were kids. Lol

  • Lance

    First off… no Whedon involvement on this one. Sorry, they’re talented, but even one tv show has proved to tax their abilities, I can’t imagine them handling two.

    Second, people have raised good points about what this show’s about. AoS was going nowhere until Hydra came back. But the way they did it, Hydra can’t ever be in the Agent Carter series, or if they are, Carter and the SSR can never discover who they truly are. So who’s the bad guy?

    Agent Carter could have all the problems AoS did at the beginning, unless they get those issues addressed.

    • Batt Damon

      With the writers of both Captain America movies in charge, I think it’ll be good.

  • Joao

    Focus on making good movies, not these lame tv shows about third string characters.

    • Batt Damon

      Just focus on the movies about second string characters instead.

  • vitextreeradar

    this is going to be good. totally different creative team from shield, mostly and it looks like by now they finally learned their lesson. no more egg noodles and ketchup from now on we want spaghetti with marinara sauce. and banish deathloks lasertag suit back to value village.

  • MJ

    This actually looks like it could be a lot better than the anemic Agents of Shield.

    • Zarles

      Your mom is anemic.

      • Matt Goldberg

        Happy Mother’s Day!

  • Grayden

    I won’t mind staring at Haylee Atwell some more.

  • JBug

    Sounds amazing

  • Bucky Balls

    They could call it “Howard’s Angels” and get two other female agents. Otherwise how will Dominic Cooper show up? He isn’t going to do TV and he cannot be replaced. IMHO.

    On the one side, Hayley Atwell was one of the best things about Captain America. But typically, she was more or less resourceful and deadly eye candy as written in her limited role. On the other side, well she will have not seen Hydra infiltrating Shield, ace agent that she may become. I hope they make her journeys international. She could actually be on the trail of Hydra in her adventures without knowing it with Stark as her guide.

    I know, call it “The Stark List”.

    Still it was good to see her living after all she went through, or will go through. What a heartbraking shocker.Loved her character and the actress. Love the premise. Wish this series good things. AOS can kiss her buttox for creating them.

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    People must have smoked too much since 4/20 or you just can’t make up your mind about the MARVEL UNIVERSE. I still didn’t see this one shot but I have herd from many that it was better than good. I think people really lost all sense when it comes to story. You can’t throw out you best stuff till the end or it’s another predictable show,maybe you should stick to watching all the movies over again and wait till AOU. But for myself I want to see different stories even if it’s an Origin and their are less superheroes because Marvel has a massive universe.

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