Marvel & ABC Developing TV Series Inspired By ‘Agent Carter’ Short

By September 19, 2013

Captain America - Agent Carter

The release of Iron Man 3 on Blu-Ray and DVD is just a few days away, and fans will get to check out the Marvel One-Shot short film Agent Carter, following the exploits of Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell), the badass spy and love interest of Steve Rogers in Captain America: The First Avenger. But that may not be the last bit of action the female heroine sees.

Deadline has word that Marvel Studios might reteam with ABC for a new TV series inspired by the short film. It’s still in early stages, and it’s one of several potential TV projects in the works at Marvel, following the forthcoming debut of their first major TV venture “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” on September 24th (actually the same day Iron Man 3 hits Blu-Ray and DVD).

Agent Carter

There have been rumblings of Agent Carter showing up in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but considering the film takes place decades after the events of the original film, she’s likely much older by now, and won’t be seeing any action. But with this series, fans could follow Carter as she copes with losing Rogers, and continues her career as an agent.

ABC is the perfect place for this kind of series to launch, especially since the network had great success with their female-centric action spy series “Alias” years ago. Louis D’Esposito directed the short film, so there’s a good chance he could return to direct the pilot, but it’s not clear if Atwell would reprise her role for the series or not. But again, the project is still in the early stages of development, so we’ll see if it gets off the ground and if they’ll be able to bring some of the original cast back to reprise their roles.

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Ethan Anderton
Some of his favorite films include Ghostbusters, The Empire Strikes Back and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, while his favorite TV series include LOST, Mad Men, 30 Rock, Parks & Recreation, Arrested Development and Saturday Night Live.