At the ABC party for the Television Critics Association, I got to sit down with Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas, who are producing “Marvel’s Agent Carter” for Marvel Entertainment. Hayley Atwell will return as Peggy Carter in the eight-episode series set after Captain America: The First Avenger
but long before “The Winter Soldier” or “Avengers” movies.
Fazekas and Butters are already working for ABC on “Resurrection,” which will return for a second season as well. While I had to assure them I knew how to tread lightly in Marvel territory, it was interesting to learn details about just how secure Marvel actually is!SuperHeroHype: Did this show come out of the Marvel One-Shots?Tara Butters:
Our understanding was that Bob Iger saw it, and much like “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” the year prior which also came from the DVD short Item 47, “Agent Carter” was off of the short on the Iron Man 3 DVD.SHH: How much did you inherit from the One-Shot and Captain America: The First Avenger?Fazekas:
I will say, the nice thing about “Agent Carter” being set in the ‘40s is it predates a lot of the Marvel universe. As you know, the guys who wrote “Captain America” 1, 2 and are now writing 3, wrote the pilot. So they know that universe very well. So I don’t feel like we’re hamstrung by anything. I think there’s a lot of room to play and a lot of room to be creative with the story.( Collapse )Read the rest at the sourceWHAT YOU MIGHT CARE ABOUT:
-The screenwriters for Cap 1 and Cap 2 are writing the pilot and many of the episodes
-There "is an end point" to the series
-They want more Dum Dum Dugan
-They are binging on Ed Brubaker's Captain America books
-Filming starts in September, will be in L.A.
-Marvel has snipers and endless keycards for security like the Shin-Ra building in FF7