Guess who’s back! © Marvel Studios

Rejoice, Marvel fans! Hot on the heels of the announcement of the Captain America: Civil War cast comes even better news.

That’s right: The TV execs agreed with us, and Agent Carter has officially been renewed for another season!

Starring the truly marvellous Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter, the return of the show is something that many fans have been gunning for since the blistering finale of its first season.

ABC hasn’t confirmed it yet, but it’s expected that they’ve ordered another eight episodes. Initially meant as a fill-in for Agents of SHIELD during its hiatus, Agent Carter turned out to be a surprise hit with both fans and critics.

"Bet you didn't realise how awesome I was." ©ABC
“Bet you didn’t realise how awesome I was.” ©ABC

Peggy Carter was that very rarest of creatures: a well-written female character who fronted her own TV show, and in a spin-off from a comic book universe no less.

But next year promises to see more female leads in superhero TV spin-offs. DC just announced series order for a Supergirl series this week, while Marvel are already in the midst of filming AKA Jessica Jones for Netflix.

I don’t know about you, but this has been the best TV news that has come out of this year’s renewal cycle so far. More Peggy kicking ass! More Jarvis! More Howard Stark being a scumbag! I can’t wait to see what showrunners Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas have in store for our favourite agent. 

And since this is the Marvel Cinematic Universe we’re talking about, get ready for even more easter eggs and movie tie-ins. Perhaps we’ll learn more about Arnim Zola and Baron Zemo?

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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