‘Agent Carter’ Gets Premiere Date on ABC

By November 5, 2014

Marvel Studios fans will be pleased to know that they now have a date that they can circle on their calendars to begin taking in the untold stories of S.H.I.E.L.D. founder Peggy Carter.

Coming down from Variety, “Agent Carter” will premiere on ABC on January 6th in “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s” regular timeslot while that series takes a winter hiatus until early March of 2015.

“Agent Carter” will feature a lot of talent from the films behind the camera, in addition to picking up plot threads starting two years after the end of Captain America: The First Avenger, when Steve Rogers was frozen for what would become around 70 years. The pilot of the new series will be written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, the screenwriters of both Marvel Studios Captain America films, and the pilot will also be directed by Marvel Studios co-president Louis D’Esposito. Episodes two and three will be directed by Winter Soldier sibling team Joe and Anthony Russo, and there’s a chance that episode four will be directed by First Avenger director Joe Johnston.

Marvel released a statement about the show’s premise back in May, which reads,

“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.”

Now that fans have a date to look forward to, all we have to do is just the single hardest part when looking forward to something like this: wait. For more on “Agent Carter” as it develops, be sure to keep it locked on GeekNation!

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Chris Clow
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