Marvel and ABC Planning AGENT CARTER TV Series

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” hasn’t even premiered yet, and ABC is already developing another Marvel property for television. According to Deadline, Marvel is planning to make a TV series about Agent Peggy Carter from “Captain America: The First Avenger.” Carter will be see again next week in her “Agent Carter” One-Shot story that will be available on the “Iron Man 3” Blu-Ray next Tuesday, and will also appear in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”

While “Agent Carter” follows Peggy on an adventure some time after her almost-boyfriend Steve Rogers crashed in the Arctic, it’s unclear what time period the TV show would follow. The Playlist is also claiming that Atwell will reprise her role in the TV show, but this has yet to be confirmed by ABC.

Clearly this is all in the planning stages, so not much is known yet. Still, it sounds like an interesting concept. I don’t watch a lot of ABC, but from what I understand, they don’t have any period-piece shows. An Agent Carter TV show would be a cool way to have a period show and utilize another Marvel property at the same time.

Plus, it would be an interesting way of delving into the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe between World War II and the first Iron Man movie. Perhaps we’ll see the formation of S.H.I.E.L.D. and get cameos from Dominic Cooper and Samuel L. Jackson. One thing I would especially like is if they brought back Tommy Lee Jones and Neal McDonough as Colonel Phillips and Dum Dum Dugan, respectively. Since it’s unlikely we were ever going to see them again, give them a part to play in the TV show. Let’s even put the Howling Commandos into the fray. They would make great supporting characters and guarantee plenty of action in the show.

I won’t lie, I would have picked other properties to develop as the next Marvel show (“Heroes for Hire,” anybody?), but this has the potential to be an interesting show. It’s a good fit for ABC’s lineup of female-lead shows, and there could be a cool spin-off relationship with “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” We could even have Tuesday nights on ABC be “Marvel Night!”

Never mind, that’s a bit overkill.

SOURCE: Deadline and The Playlist