‘Captain America’ Spin-Off Series ‘Agent Carter’ Reportedly Secures Haley Atwell to Star

By January 3, 2014

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There have been whispers of a possible “Agent Carter” TV series since last September, when word came out that Marvel was in early discussions about creating a new show for ABC which centered around the female protagonist of Captain America. At the time, we weren’t sure if actress Haley Atwell – who portrayed the gung-ho badass in both the first Captain America film and the Agent Carter One-Shot featured on the Iron Man 3 Blu-ray – would return, but if this latest rumor is correct, it might not be much longer before we see her on our TV screens.

The UK site Mirror claims that Atwell has scored the lead role and that filming is preparing to get underway on the upcoming series. Granted, that site isn’t exactly the most reliable source of information, so we’re going to take this info with a heaping of salt, but it seems to corroborate the report from September. Plus, it just makes sense for Marvel to want to get an “Agent Carter” series off the ground. Atwell is available and interested (even if this latest report is completely bogus, she’s gone on record talking about how much she’d like to do a show if Marvel approaches her about one), it has a passionate built-in fanbase, and a female-driven action series is a perfect fit for ABC, which also falls under the same Disney umbrella.

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Marvel is tearing through the entertainment industry left and right these days, obviously dominating the film scene (Iron Man 3 was the highest-grossing movie of 2013) and making some serious waves in television, too. Not only do they have “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” airing on network television, but the studio also made a landmark deal with Netflix to create four new shows around Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage, leading into a fifth show called “The Defenders” in which all of these heroes team up to work together.

Add “Agent Carter” in the mix – which, thankfully, would provide a solid platform for stories about a female character in the Marvel universe – and Marvel’s dominance is even more impressive. No official details have been released about a debut date for the show, but the source claims it’ll be on the air before the end of this year. As always, we’ll keep you posted with updates as we hear about them.

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