Judging by the box office results for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the general public is pretty happy with the direction of the franchise. That being the case, fans should be equally psyched up for Agent Carter when it debuts on ABC in 2015, as many of the same people involved in the Cap movies are bringing Peggy Carter’s adventures to television.
Many of those folks were on stage at Marvel’s television panel (live blogged on Marvel.com) on Friday afternoon at Comic-Con International in San Diego, making a brief yet informative appearance along with star Hayley Atwell. Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, the duo that wrote both Captain America films, are serving as executive producers and wrote the series pilot.
Joe and Anthony Russo, who directed The Winter Soldier, will return to Carter’s character by directing the series’ second and third episodes after Marvel Studios co-president Louis D’Esposito directs the pilot. And Joe Johnston, who helmed The First Avenger, has expressed interest in directing the fourth episode.
That makes the series sound like it’s in good hands indeed. Markus and McFeely spoke about how it was nice to be able to do more with Carter, something that was impossible after Steve Rogers’ story fast-forwarded 70 years.
Marvel’s head of television, Jeph Loeb, was asked about the possibility that Dominic Cooper, who played Howard Stark in the movies, might show up. Loeb said there was no news on that front, but added, “That would be wonderful if it could happen.”
No premiere date has been set for Agent Carter, but it will air Tuesday nights at 9 pm on ABC, between the two halves of Season 2 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.