Marvel has released the lengthy official synopsis for its second foray into television, Agent Carter. The initial logline revealed that the show takes place in 1946 and sees Hayley Atwell’s Peggy Carter character navigating the male-dominated world of the SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve) following the end of the war while also mourning the loss of Steve Rogers. This new synopsis adds that Carter turns to Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper) after she’s stuck doing administrative work for the SSR. Stark enlists Peggy’s help when he is framed for selling his deadliest weapons to the highest bidder, and he sets his butler Edwin Jarvis (James D’Arcy) to assist her as she attempts to track down those responsible. This “desk clerk by day, spy by night” hook appears to be the central conceit of the show, but the synopsis also teases an overall arc as Peggy begins to find that those she works for are not who they seem.
Read the full lengthy Agent Carter synopsis after the jump. The show also stars Chad Michael Murray, Enver Gjokai, and Shea Whigham. Agent Carter debuts on ABC in 2015, likely during Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s midseason break.