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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Marvel Developing 'Agent Carter' TV Series

The Marvel Cinematic Universe just keeps growing and growing.  It's latest expansion will hit ABC on September 24 8/7c with Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.  It seems like a cool idea to have a Marvel show in primetime but it could never move beyond that right?  Well, reports are brewing that this might not be the end of Marvel's expansion onto network TV.

Rumor is that Marvel is in the very early stages of developing an Agent Carter show for ABC.  Springing off the Marvel One-Shot Agent Carter, which is about Peggy Carter an Agent of SSR and Captain America's love interest from Captain America: The First Avenger as she continues her adventures as a secret agent after being left behind by a frozen "Cap".  Agent Carter will appear on the Iron Man 3 blu-ray which releases next week.
It is extremely early in the development process on this one.  At this point they don't even have a writer yet and aren't sure if Hayley Atwell would reprise her role for the TV series.  It does confirm though that Disney has alot of faith in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and that they see bringing Marvel to primetime TV as a viable model to build upon.

This is awesome news and seems like a no-brainer.  If Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is built in the mold of classic TV team procedurals like CSI, it is easy to imagine Agent Carter as a sort of Alias meets Mission Impossible with a period setting.  What would be cool about the period setting is that the show could really dig deep with SSR and the creation of SHIELD.  I see nothing to not like about this news and I can't imagine Hayley Atwell would either.  Can you really envissioning her saying no and not coming back for a network TV show completely built around her?  I just hope this means we could get some Tommy Lee Jones or Neil McDonough cameos!  Man is it a good time to be a Marvel fan!

What do you guys think?  Does this seem like a natural and good extension for Marvel?  What would you like to see covered in a Marvel period TV show?  Is this a bridge too far?  Are you getting Marvel fatigue?  Let you voices be heard in the comments below!

Source: Deadline

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