|Source: SciFi Pulse|
Lead star Hayley Atwell has this week confirmed details on the structure of the first season of ABC and Marvel Studios' period drama Marvel's Agent Carter (and good golly, is it a relief to not have to type the final word of the show's title as an elongated acronym in the same way as we do S.H.I.E.L.D.!). Picking up where 2011's World War Two-set Captain America: The First Avenger left off, the show follows the titular SSR agent as she is forced to deal with the return of her male rivals after the globe-spanning conflict and to participate in secret missions under Howard Stark as a result.
Although rumours had claimed this to be the case well in advance of the show's commissioning, it's a welcome relief to hear from the horse's mouth (though that analogy admittedly does the stunning Atwell a disservice) that Agent Carter will indeed fill the gap between the first and second half of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (see what we mean?)'s second season later this year. According to the now-beloved British actress, Season One will comprise of eight fourty-five minute episodes, a structure which should enable it to sit neatly in its ongoing predecessor's mid-season hiatus. Since the pilot episode (or any of the other seven instalments, for that matter) has yet to be filmed, that's about as far as the new info goes right now, but as and when we hear more on the project, you can bet your bottom euro that we'll have the news first at On-Screen.
Marvel's Agent Carter will première this Autumn on ABC (and presumably Channel 4 in the UK, so long as they retain the rights to S.H.I.E.L.D. for Season Two rather than handing them over to Sky).