With Marvel’s acclaimed Netflix shows Daredevil and Jessica Jones covering the more serious side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, fans of a lighter tone had much to celebrate with the news that the Captain America spinoff Agent Carter is returning for a second season in January next year. A promo for the new season has been released–watch it here:
Hayley Atwell’s Peggy Carter is trading the mean streets of New York for the bright lights of Los Angeles in season two of “Marvel’s Agent Carter,”
Other new cast additions for season two include Kurtwood Smith as Vernon Masters, a veteran of the War Department; Wynn Everett as Whitney Frost, a brilliant inventor and actress; Currie Graham as Whitney’s high-powered businessman husband Calvin Chadwick; and Lotte Verbeek as Ana Jarvis. As Variety exclusively revealed, Ken Marino will recur as volatile mob boss Joseph Manfredi.
The first season of Agent Carter aired in early 2015 during the the mid-season break of ABC’s other Marvel show, Agents of SHIELD. Although Carter’s viewing figures were not as strong as for SHIELD, the show received much praise, and the network renewed it in May this year. The new season premieres on January 5, 2016, and launches with an extended two-hour episode.
The series is executive produced by Tara Butters, Michele Fazekas, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, Chris Dingess, Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Joe Quesada, Stan Lee and Jeph Loeb. “Marvel’s Agent Carter” is produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television.
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