The rumors of a potential Agent Carter spin-off have been swarming since September of last year.
Now, there’s concrete facts! Captain America actress Hayley Atwell will indeed be reprising the role of Agent Carter in a new ABC drama series which bares her character’s namesake.
On Friday, Jan. 17, ABC Entertainment Group president Paul Lee confirmed the news at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour.
According to Hollywood Reporter, he stated that the new Agent Carter script – written and developed by Captain America scriptwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely – had come in.
“That certainly has a good chance to be on the network,” Lee said from the stage of the new Agent Carter material.
Following the Television Critics Association conference, he also confirmed that Atwell would be reprising her notable role in the potential series.
It was also stated that Reaper creators Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas have also been enlisted as executive productions for the Captain America-inspired series.
“She’s such a strong, wonderful character if you’ve seen the one-shot,” said Butters, at TCA to support ABC’s upcoming fantasy drama series Resurrection. “We’re happy to be involved, ” she said. The show-runner also revealed that she and Fazekas could ultimately collaborate on both Resurrection and Agent Carter should both shows excel for the 2014-15 television season.
However, the ABC Studios/Marvel Entertainment project is only in the preliminary stages, as a pilot hasn’t even been ordered yet. The potential Agent Carter series comes highly regarded as the network has garnered substantial success with Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD.
The Agent Carter one-shot was released as a short on the Iron Man 3 Blu-Ray release September 24, 2013. The short captures Atwell along with Dominic Cooper and Neal McDonough as they reprise their roles as Howard Stark and Dum Dum Dugan.
The short film picks up one year after all of the events that took place in Captain America: The First Avenger. The short was directed by Louis D’Esposito and written by Eric Pearson.