In television, a series entering its second year on the airwaves is a defining milemarker in said show’s lifecycle. Following an inaugural installment, the audience has been established, while the general tone and themes are all but locked down, opening up more avenues for creative thinkers to explore and, ultimately, branch out from the proverbial foundations.
One example of such a show is Marvel’s Agent Carter which, off the back of an overly successful opening stint, will hope to side-step the sophomore slump when it premieres early next year. Welcoming back star Hayley Atwell in the title role, season 2 of the prequel series finds Peggy on the road to Hollywood, picking up her most dangerous assignment yet as she becomes an instrumental cog in the SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve).
Now, with little over a month until its return, the studio has unveiled a new TV promo, showcasing that perhaps more so than anything else, Agent Carter season 2 will retain the wonderful style of its maiden run, with that added sprinkle of Tinseltown magic for good measure. Dominic Cooper, Bridget Regan, Currie Graham, Lotte Verbeek and Wynn Everett complete the cast.
Hayley Atwell’s super agent returns to the fray on January 6, 2015, when Marvel’s Agent Carter season 2 premieres on ABC. In the meantime, you can stay a step ahead of the plot via the season’s official synopsis below.
Marvel’s “Agent Carter” returns for a second season of adventure and intrigue, starring Hayley Atwell in the titular role of the unstoppable secret agent for the SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve). Dedicated to the fight against new atomic age threats in the wake of World War II, Peggy must now journey from New York City to Los Angeles for her most dangerous assignment yet. But even as she discovers new friends, a new home — and perhaps even a new love — she’s about to find out that the bright lights of the post-war Hollywood mask a more sinister threat to everyone she is sworn to protect.