Agent Carter is getting closer and closer to our TV screens. The long-rumored series has reportedly found its executive producers, Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas, who are known for their work on cult favorites Reaper and Dollhouse. They will also produce the forthcoming show, Resurrection.
If it's green-lighted, the series will take place one year after the events of The First Avenger, following Agent Carter as she continues her career as a secret agent. Hayley Atwell is set to reprise her role as the heroine. "She is such a strong, wonderful character if you've seen the one-shot," said Butters. "We're happy to be involved."
Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, who wrote the script for The First Avenger and the forthcoming Captain America film, The Winter Soldier, wrote the pilot episode.
It's unclear whether the show will air on ABC or be included in ABC's Netflix deal. It's certainly understandable why the studio might be shy about putting another Marvel Universe show on the channel, since Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. failed to live up to its hype. But during the TCA's winter press tour last week, ABC exec Paul Lee said, "[It] certainly has a good chance to be on the network."
Marvel still hasn't confirmed that the show is in the works. But during an interview with Collider last year, the company's co-president, Louis D'Esposito, seemed eager to bring the secret government agent back to the masses, saying, "It's in our consciousness that we need to tell another Peggy Carter story. Yet to be figured out though."
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