When Hayley Atwell reprises her role as Peggy Carter in the hotly-anticipated "Marvel’s Agent Carter" series debuting on ABC in 2015, she won’t embark on her new adventures alone!
Marvel is proud to announce the signing of two key series regulars, as Chad Michael Murray ("Fruitvale Station," "One Tree Hill") has been cast in the role of SSR Agent Jack Thompson, while Enver Gjokaj ("Dollhouse") will portray Agent Daniel Sousa, both of whom will meet Carter while she takes on a new role at the SSR in New York City.
"Marvel's Agent Carter," starring "Captain America's" Hayley Atwell, follows the story of Peggy Carter. It's 1946, and peace has dealt Peggy Carter a serious blow as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy must balance doing administrative work and going on secret missions for Howard Stark all while trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life--Steve Rogers. Inspired by the feature films "Captain America: The First Avenger" and "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," along with the short "Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter."
Starring Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter, "Marvel's Agent Carter" was written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Executive producers are 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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You may recall that Joss Whedon, true to form, gave his old Dollhouse chum Enver Gjokaj a brief role in The Avengers. Well, if popping up in Torchwood wasn't enough to stop Peter Capaldi from becoming Doctor Who, there's no reason the Marvel Cinematic Universe should be any different.
According to Deadline, Gjokaj has won the role of Daniel Sousa in the Agent Carter series. They describe him as "sweet and honorable Agent Daniel Sousa, a true war hero who has risked his life many times – resulting once in a crippling leg injury."
I first read about this character in July when Film Divider did a piece on the show's new characters. According to their report, Sousa is "a war hero who walks using a leg brace, but finds dealing with office politics to be harder than working around his injury. Sousa is also a fiercely honourable, gentle man and we’re betting he becomes one of Peggy’s major allies."
That seems to be a pretty good indicator of what he'll be like. The same report details another bunch of characters, from Carter's boss Roger Dooley to automat waitress Angie Martinelli, a friend of Peggy's away from work. If these have been cast, no names have surfaced as yet.
Agent Carter is currently expected to run for ten episodes, telling a discreet, serialised story. The airdate is yet to be determined, but the show will run as a mid-run fill-in for Agents of SHIELD.