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AGENT CARTER: Marvel Studios Developing Second ABC TV Series

Hayley Atwell Agent Carter Captain America The First Avenger

Agent Carter may be turned into a TV Series. The “one shot” Marvel short Agent Carter available on the Iron Man 3 DVD and Blu-ray release on September 24, 2013 may be converted into the third live action TV series by Marvel. The first was The Incredible Hulk, the second Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., which premieres on the same day Iron Man 3 is released on home formats.

There is no official word yet on the Agent Carter series but speculation is high that if a second live series happens, it will be Agent Carter. The Agent Carter short film was directed by Marvel Studios co-president Louis D’Esposito and starring Hayley Atwell. In Agent Carter, former Strategic Scientific Reserve Officer Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell), now Agent Carter, is dealing with a sexist boss, Agent Flynn (Bradley Whitford), and tracking down the mysterious Zodiac. Co-starring Dominic Cooper  as Howard Stark, Agent Carter takes place one year after the events in Captain America: The First Avenger.

Agent Carter seems like the easiest sell to ABC of any other potential Marvel series as they previously aired five seasons of J.J. AbramsAlias, a show centered on a female CIA agent that launched Jennifer Garner‘s career. ABC has had no other series even approaching Alias in years so Agent Carter is a chance for them to get back into the spy game.

A Hayley Atwell, Agent Carter, Captain America: The First Avenger image:

Hayley Atwell Agent Carter Captain America The First Avenger

Hayley Atwell Agent Carter Captain America The First Avenger

On Hayley Atwell:

Her first feature film role was in Woody Allen’s 2007 film Cassandra’s Dream, in which she took the part of a stage actress opposite Ewan McGregor and Colin Farrell. In 2008, she appeared in the film The Duchess as Bess Foster and the film Brideshead Revisited as Lady Julia Flyte, earning praise and nominations from the British Independent Film Awards and the London Film Critics’ Circle Awards.

In January 2009, Atwell made her West End début in Lindsay Posner’s revival of A View from the Bridge at the Duke of York’s Theatre which earned her a Laurence Olivier Award nomination. Atwell appeared as “415” in AMC Television’s November 2009 miniseries, The Prisoner, a remake of the 1967–68 series by the same name.

In 2010 Atwell starred as Freya Deverell in the successful Channel 4 adaptation of William Boyd’s novel Any Human Heart.

Atwell played Agent Peggy Carter in the 2011 superhero film Captain America: The First Avenger. MTV Networks’ named her one of the “Breakout Stars to Watch for in 2011”. Atwell also voiced the character in the 2011 movie tie-in video game, Captain America: Super Soldier. She will reprise the role in the film’s 2014 sequel, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Agent Carter stated to be release in 2013.

In 2013, it was announced that Atwell would play Gerda Taro, the German war photographer and photojournalist, in the upcoming film Close Enough, alongside Tom Hiddleston who will be playing Robert Capa.

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Source: Wikipedia, Deadline

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