With the dreaded TV hiatus season upon us, Marvel fans will have a long time to chew on the shocking events in the last episode of Agents of SHIELD.
Or maybe not, because the incredible Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) is coming back with a TV series of her own in the new year! Now, I know I keep going on and on about how awesome Peggy is, but there’s no two ways about it. She’s just too kickass.
Marvel has finally released the synopsis for the series’ two-hour premiere in January, and it looks like Peggy will have a lot on her hands.
In the episode “Now is Not the End,” Peggy is contacted by old acquaintance Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper, Marvel’s “Captain America: The First Avenger”) when he is framed for unleashing his deadliest weapons and can trust no one else. To help Peggy clear Stark’s name, he insists his butler, Edwin Jarvis, be at her beck and call–whether she likes it or not. But the risk is great: If caught, Agent Carter could be targeted as a traitor and spend the rest of her days in prison…or worse.
In the episode “Bridge and Tunnel,” Howard Stark’s deadliest weapon has fallen into enemy hands, and only Agent Carter can recover it. But can she do so before her undercover mission is discovered by SSR Chief Dooley and Agent Thompson?
Translation: Peggy’s going to kick. a. lot. of. criminal. butt. Seriously though, Peggy was quite possibly my favourite character in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), and while we saw bits of her in action during the war, it was never quite enough. Seeing her in her element as a spy should prove to be exhilarating.
The premiere is chock-a-block with guest stars, including Lyndsy Fonseca as Peggy’s best friend and Dominic Cooper as Howard Stark. And as we previously reported, we’ll also be seeing Chad Michael Murray, Enver Gjokaj and James D’Arcy in the premiere.
Marvel has also released a promo image for the series, which shows Peggy sporting a gun as she steps out from the shadows. Menacing as this image might seem, it also bears a passing resemblance to another famous British icon stepping out from the shadows.
Agent Carter will premiere on January 6. I’ll be counting down the days. And to whet your appetite till then, here’s a clip from the series. And it’s got a gun, and social commentary on the 1950’s too!
Source: Comic Book Resources
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