ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter News
Today, ABC television held their “upfronts” going over their 2014-15 television schedule. Already announced, two shows will be on the schedule based on Marvel Comics (both ABC and Marvel are owned by Disney), the returning Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the newly announced Agent Carter.
S.H.I.E.L.D. will take the 9pm slot on Tuesday, a change from its current 8pm location, and the premiere date will be announced at a later time. The show is ranked 20th on broadcast tv in adults 18-49 for this past television season.
As was expected, Agent Carter will act as a bridge series between the fall finale and winter premiere for S.H.I.E.L.D.
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.
Starring Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter, Marvel’s Agent Carter was written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Executive producers are Tara Butters, Michele Fazekas, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, Chris Dingess, Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Joe Quesada, Stan Lee and Jeph Loeb. Marvel’s Agent Carter is produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television.
We’ll update this post as more news is announced during the upfront.
Update: ABC has announced Watch ABC which will allow folks to view the show from multiple angles and share clips and images easier to social media…
Update 2: Introducing S.H.I.E.L.D. ABC mentioned the front half of the first season was shaky, but the series has hit its stride with the second half….
Update 3: An Agent Carter clip has been shown, and it’s really good. It has a retro spy vibe about it all, and the origin story of Carter. Is that Bradley Whitford?! Loks like Howard Stark is in the show, but I’m not sure if it’s Dominic Cooper, because it looks like Frank Whaley.