Last week fans of Marvel’s midseason replacement show, Agent Carter, found out the refreshing show was renewed for a second season. And now, after ABC’s had it’s upfronts, there’s more news on the next season of Agent Carter.
Agent Carter has received a renewal for 8 episodes to return midseason, taking the place of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. when it goes on hiatus in January. They also released the official synopsis.
“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.”
— Den of Geek (@DenofGeekUS) May 12, 2015
It’s a pretty vague description of what’s to come, leaving the door wide open for where the two showrunners, Michelle Fazekas and Tara Butters, can take the story. In an interview with Variety, Fazekas talked about what the teaser in Agent Carter‘s final episode with Arnim Zola would mean to the second season.
“We’ve certainly been talking about what a second season would look like, and there’s a lot of different ideas, but I don’t think just because you see Toby Jones at the end of this season that, ‘Oh, next season’s going to be about Toby Jones.’ That was really just to tie it into the Winter Soldier program. That being said, the best ideas will win the day, so I think once we really get into talking about a second season… we have a lot of ideas, and what’s great about the structure of this show is, you can tell so many different stories and go so many different directions.”
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Butters elaborated on what’s coming for Peggy.
“We’ve talked about exploring more of Peggy’s past; how did she end up working for the SSR, what drove her to that? Just exploring Peggy — that’s the great thing about television, it allows you to explore these characters more in-depth than you get in a movie.”
Another variable left up in the air with the synopsis is where the second season will fit into the timeline of the first season, which would impact the kinds of stories they will tell. Ultimately, it’ll be interesting to see where they go with the new season considering how poorly the first season did in the ratings. Inquisitr reported the drop in ratings even on a heavily promoted episode featuring the Howling Commandos, with a cameo from Dum Dum Dugan, from the first Captain America movie.