While Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. hasn’t quite lived up to its potential, we have high hopes for the studio’s next foray into television: Agent Carter. After appearing in Captain America: The First Avenger, her own Marvel One-Shot short film, and briefly in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Hayley Atwell is reprising her role as Peggy Carter and will be taking center stage here.
The actress recently spoke at the ABC upfronts and offered up a few details about the series, including how it will further explore the character of Peggy Carter:
“I think the main thing is fans feel that they’ve seen her being capable, being sexy, being a femme fatale and they want to see something more. They want to see the complexities, the three dimensions of her, what makes her tick, what makes her crumble, what makes her crash and the limitations of who she is because that makes her all the more relatable.”
These comments already put the show leaps and bounds ahead of its sister show, which has had a hard time with creating well rounded, interesting characters for fans to cling on to. While Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. finally found its footing over halfway through its first season, Agent Carter will need to hit the ground running, as it only has an 8-episode season. According to Atwell, this will present plenty of time to explore those intimate character details:
“I think over the arc of the 8 episodes there will be very different facets to who she is, which won’t disappoint the fans in making sure that she has a story within herself as well as the stories of each episode, fighting who she fights against and still battling with her own demons and losing the love of her life, and what a personal cost to her that is. So there’s many different ideas behind who she is and I think she’s going to become more interesting.”
While many fans may be disappointed to hear that Agent Carter will be getting such a brief season when it airs in the fall, perhaps a shorter, more tightly constructed story arc is the best option. Plus, if these 8 episodes prove successful, there’s always the chance that ABC will order longer seasons in the future.
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