Which is more dangerous: Nukes or Hollywood?
ABC has announced the Agent Carter Season 2 premiere date, and Marvel’s best postwar gal is coming back to us on Tuesday, January 5. The eight episode season 1 saw Carter (Hayley Atwell) in New York, but with WWII now over, Carter will be headed to Los Angeles, where she’ll have to start to grapple with the atomic realities of a post-WWII world.
All the key supporting cast from the first season will be returning for the 10 episode season 2 as well, including James D’Arcy as Edwin Jarvis, butler to Dominic Cooper’s Howard Stark, Chad Michael Murray as Jack Thompson, Enver Gjojak as Daniel Sousa, and Bridget Regan as Dottie Underwood.
Although she’s changing locale, Peggy Carter is still an agent of SSR (the Strategic Scientific Reserve, a precursor of sorts to SHIELD). The official synopsis for season 2 calls this her “most dangerous assignment yet,” and also warns that “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.”
Now we all know Hollywood is home to come colorful characters, but if the show plays a little loose with its timeline, we could be quickly getting into events such as Hollywood blacklisting and the McCarthy hearings. It’s not hard to imagine how a show like Agent Carter might spin these events into tales of clandestine organizations and superscientific quests for domination.
Wherever the show decides to go next, it’s refreshing to see Agent Carter get a second season, even a slightly expanded one. Like last year, it will air during the mid-season break of Agents of SHIELD, but unlike last year, it’ll be in the company of a couple other female-led comic book shows; we’ve already seen the premiere and early success of Supergirl, and by the end of the week Marvel and Netflix will have released Jessica Jones.
Make sure to catch Agent Carter at 9:00pm EST on Tuesday, January 5!