The signs were there and I have to say I'm really glad both show are being renewed by ABC! Apparently the proposed spin-off is not going forward at ABC. Back in March I
did predict that these two were going to be renewed. So full posts below:
There was very little bloodletting at ABC this season, as the network renewed the vast majority of its existing series. With the exception of bubble freshmen Forever and Cristela, sophomore
Resurrection and recently cancelled Revenge, all ABC shows are coming back. Underscoring the good season ABC has had, that includes a whopping eight freshmen: How To Get Away With Murder,
Black-ish, American Crime, Secrets & Lies, Fresh Off The Boat, Galavant, Agent Carter and the unscripted Shark Tank offshoot Beyond The Tank. Compare that to three last year: Marvel’s Agents
of S.H.I.E.L.D., Resurrection and The Goldbergs.
Both Marvel series made it back, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter, despite some soft ratings for the latter (but the proposed S.H.I.E.L.D. spinoff is not going forward).
Spin-off not going forward:
According to Deadline
ABC and Marvel have put the brakes on the proposed Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. spinoff. The project was supposed to be set up by events from this season of S.H.I.E.L.D. and toplined by Season 2 cast
additions Adrianne Palicki and Nick Blood, revolving around their respective characters Lance Hunter and Barbara “Bobbi” Morse, aka Mockingbird. ABC and Marvel had no comment. The project had
been developed quietly by S.H.I.E.L.D. executive producer Jeffrey Bell and co-executive producer Paul Zbyszewski.
S.H.I.E.L.D. fans have been divided by the spinoff, and there had been some backlash to the idea of taking some of the strongest new characters on S.H.I.E.L.D. away from the mothership series.
June 9, 2014
While the bulk of the details of ABC’s new pre-SHIELD Marvel TV show Agent Carter are still largely under wraps, star Hayley Atwell revealed in an interview with the Daily Telegraph that Dominic Cooper would be reprising his role from Captain America: The First Avenger and Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter.
Asked whether she was looking forward to working with Cooper again, she responded, “He’s incredibly naughty. So I’m going to start the pranks as early as I can. He will come up with some very good ones, too.”
As Howard Stark – father of Iron Man – Cooper was instrumental in recruiting Carter to the newly formed SHIELD in their Marvel One-Shot.
May 17, 2014
I knew that the first year’s worth of Agent Carter was going to be short, but previous information suggested that we’d be in for thirteen episodes. According to Hayley Atwell, who should know, there are going to be eight episodes in this run.
Actually, she’s talking about the whole thing like it’s a single-year project, something self contained, though I’m sure that’s going to change if the show is a smash. Anyway, you can see Atwell discuss the show for yourself in this interview clip from Marvel.
Only 8 episodes, that's a bit of a disappointment, I was counting on 13 episodes and seeing it is to be aired in between Agents of SHIELD, which I believe will go on hiatus for approximately 3 months, it would be logical to assume 13 episodes. With only 8 episodes there still will be some empty holes between scheduling.
May 13, 2015
We dipped a little bit in January and February,” when the split-season shows were on hiatus, ABC president Paul Lee noted to TVLine during a Tuesday conference call, “but then in March we came roaring back.” As such, “We’re going to be doing split seasons on most of our shows this year,” — Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. included. (The new Marvel-verse origin series, Agent Carter, will claim S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s time slot during the winter break.)
Observing that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “popped” during a recent 9 o’clock showing, Lee said its new time slot for fall — Tuesdays at 9, leading into the new drama Forever — makes for a more natural fit. As for the Marvel series leading out of two new comedies, Lee claimed, “S.H.I.E.L.D. has been a self starter.” He also touted it as “the most male show on the network,” and since Forever also boasts male appeal, he said, “We feel good about [the move].”
So Agents of SHIELD will be an hour later than this season which also means, what Paul Lee doesn't mention, is that it won't be up against the original NCIS but NCIS NEW ORLEANS, that could win a few eyeballs. I personally think it could work, no more irregular scheduling, 11 episodes week to week, without interuption, than a hiatus, Agent Carter, presumably 13 episodes and after that again 11 episodes of SHIELD, week to week, without interuption. Which means Agent Carter probably will also be a heavy arc told story, which I prefer.
May 12, 2014
May 9, 2014
A very good day over at ABC, they really come through, the renewed Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., picked up Agent Carter and to other sci-fi series! The Whispers, formerly known as The Visitors and Forever. The last I'm not sure to label it sci-fi (ish) yet but it's a possibility. Really excited about this, really looking forward to the Agent Carter series and the second season of S.H.I.E.L.D.
inally, the project that was destined for ABC‘s 2014-15 schedule despite no one being allowed to talk about it, is out in the open. As we predicted, ABC picked up Marvel’s Agent Carter in conjunction with renewing Marvel’s freshman drama, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The order to Agent Carter is straight-to-series. The argument is that the project already has a prototype — it is inspired by the short Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter starring Captain America’s Hayley Atwell as well as the feature films Captain America: The First Avenger and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Agent Carter follows the story of Peggy Carter (Atwell). 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. Reaper creators Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters serve as executive producers/showrunners, Captain America: The First Avenger‘s Steve McFeely & Christopher Marcus wrote the script and also executive produce, along with Marvel’s Jeph Loeb. The script was finished more than four months ago (“the script is great,” ABC’s Paul Lee said back in January), the option on one-shot’s star Atwell had to be extended as it came up three months ago.
The pickup of Agent Carter and renewal of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. gives Marvel two shows on the ABC schedule next season. The company has been using Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to promote the Marvel tentople movies. While not a particularly strong ratings performer in Live+same day following a big launch, S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s overall numbers have been solid thanks to a significant DVR play.
Now we’re off to Warner Bros. TV, which is getting series pickups for supernatural procedural Forever, from Matt Miller, and comedy Selfie, from Suburgatory creator Emily Kapnek. For those keeping track of which ABC pilots are dead, I hear the list now also includes dramas Warriors, Sea Of Fire and one of better-received comedy pilots, Saint Francis.
ABC continues with its orders from ABC Studios. Next off are fairytale musical comedy Galavant from Dan Fogelman (Is The Neighbors dead?) and the alien drama The Whispers (formerly The Visitors) and the under-the-radar Jeff Lowell comedy. The Whispers marks the seventh series for Amblin TV.
April 14, 2014
Really hope this TV series gets a chance but from the beginning this always only was an option when Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. would be a success, or at least get a season two. Although I think it will be renewed, it will be a (very) close call, see post below:
Things have been relatively quiet in regard to Marvel’s potential Agent Carter series, but now some new intel has leaked out thanks to pilot season.
As part of Deadline’s early pilot wrap-up, they note that Agent Carter is still very much in contention for a pickup at ABC and could skip the pilot process and head straight to series if the network opts to give it a shot. The script has gotten rave reviews from those who’ve seen it, though it seems the so-so ratings for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. might be giving the network pause.
But now there is apparently “talk” of a pickup for Agent Carter, which would tie into a second season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., with Agent Carter potentially bridging the scheduling gap between the spring and fall portions of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s second season. So, for Marvel fans, there’d essentially be no dead scheduling period breaking the series in half. We like that idea.
Considering the absolute awesomeness of that Agent Carter one-shot short that inspired the concept, and Hayley Atwell in general, we’d love to see this series get a shot. There's also the fact that it’d track the early days of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s creation, so you'd think it'd make for an obvious match with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC’s schedule.
The network is still holding an option for Atwell to star in the series (the initial option expired, but has been extended while ABC mulls the decision), so we’d guess there should be some news soonish on this one, possibly when word breaks on S.H.I.E.L.D.’s renewal or cancellation. Best guess: The ratings for the final few episodes of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s first season could be make-or-break.
If ABC does pass, here’s hoping Marvel will tap that Netflix connection to keep this one alive. What do you think? Would you watch an Agent Carter series?
March 14, 2014
With a half dozen Netflix series and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. all set in the modern day, Marvel is also planning a 1940s-set prequel series -- and the writers have spilled some new details.
Screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, the duo behind Captain America: The First Avenger, opened up to Collider about the potential series. The series has yet to technically be greenlit, but apparently ABC execs are reviewing the script at this point. So, fingers crossed.
The show would start in 1946, which matches up to the same era as that stellar Agent Carter one-shot short film. McFeely noted that they want to track Carter before she joins up with Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper) to found S.H.I.E.L.D. Stark would be a recurring character, not a series regular:
“We can’t get her to the end of S.H.I.E.L.D. that fast. We wanna stay in that world longer where people are disrespecting her and she’s proving herself and going on missions and things like that.”
In an extremely savvy move, it also sounds like they’ll forego the typical 20+ episode order for a limited-series approach of around 13 episodes, which’ll give them a chance to tell some tightly woven stories in the early days of S.H.I.E.L.D. without much filler. Here’s how McFeely explained the concept:
“[13 episodes] is how this is envisioned, maybe even less… That’s my hope, is that it would be something like [Under the Dome]. Our case would be that it would be a limited series and you would wrap up that one bad guy and that one case, and then if you like it we’ll do it again next year and it’s 1947.”
Considering all the projects Marvel has in the hopper, you’d think this one has a pretty good shot of landing somewhere. If not ABC, here’s hoping it gets a shot on Netflix or cable. What do you think? Can this concept work?
January 25, 2014
Again, like I said earlier, also in regard to this TV Series which is in development at the moment, I do not like to post rumors but somehow Agent Carter news makes me all happy, even if it is a rumor! Probably has something to do with Haley Atwell who is gorgeous of course. Still against better judgement I post this news item via Blastr & ComicBookMovie :
According to ComicBookMovie, the studio and ABC are gearing up for another television series. Apparently it's a project that's yet to be named, but it's been in preproduction for a while. As a matter of fact, they're starting to hire crew members to shoot the pilot.
It's being shot in Vancouver, British Columbia, following in the footsteps of other comic-based shows like Arrow and Smallville. The production's working title is That Old Chestnut, and it's Marvel's biggest TV project yet. The studio is doing everything they can to keep a lid on it. CBM's source is a industry veteran who claims "that in his twenty years of experience, he hasn't seen this level of devotion to security."
There are several Marvel series on the horizon, but Agent Carter seems like the best fit. When asked about it, the source replied, "Mum's the word." Obviously, that can mean anything, but it wasn't a flat-out no. Last week, Hayley Atwell was confirmed to reprise her role for the pilot, written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Both scribes previously wrote Captain America: The First Avenger as well as the upcoming sequel, The Winter Soldier.
Agent Carter's the only joint ABC/Marvel project we can think of that has enough traction for an actual shoot, unless there's another top-secret title being kept under wraps. With Marvel, you never know.
Well there you have it, take it in, hope it's true but it is not confirmed so it's not certain it is the Agent Carter series, although it's likely. Another candidate might be the Hulk series which was in development in 2012 but back then that project was cancelled and that would mean (with Agents of SHIELD & Agent Carter) ABC would have three Marvel shows on the air and I don't think that will happen.
January 17, 2014
It seems more and more likely that the TV series 'Agent Carter' is really coming! a few weeks back, see below, on January 3, I posted a rumor that said that Haley Atwell was cast as Agent Carter and today I've read on DeadLine the following post:
"I’ve learned that Reaper creators Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas have quietly boarded Agent Carter, Marvel‘s drama project in the works at ABC. Because of the unbelievably high level of secrecy surrounding Marvel’s development, no one is confirming, but I hear Fazekas and Butters are writing/executive producing.
The project is inspired by Agent Carter, a one shot, which was featured on the Blu-ray release of Iron Man 3. It brings back Captain America’s girlfriend Peggy Carter, played by Hayley Atwell, and chronicles her life as a budding secret agent after her boyfriend is stranded in ice. For Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas, the gig stems from their overall deal with ABC Studios, which produces Agent Carter with Marvel. ICM Partner-repped Fazekas and Butters serve as showrunners on the upcoming ABC drama series Resurrection."
Paul Lee High On Marvel’s ‘Agent Carter’ As More Details Emerge:
While it has never been officially announced, the project already has a finished script awaiting green light, and “the script is great,” ABC’s Paul Lee said at TCA this morning. Like with S.H.I.E.L.D. – from Joss Whedon, the man behind Marvel’s blockbuster The Avengers that featured the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization – Agent Carter too was written by writers of the Marvel tenpole that spawned the TV project: Captain America: The First Avenger‘s Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Inspired by a Marvel one shot, Agent Carter brings back Captain America’s girlfriend Peggy Carter, played in the movie by Hayley Atwell. The period drama chronicles her life as a budding secret agent after her boyfriend is stranded in ice.
The script for the pilot has also been turned in, and it was written by none other than Captain America scribes Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, so it should definitely have the right vibe. Sadly, the new producing duo didn’t offer up any details about their approach, with Fazekas joking: “You know Marvel. I think they send Captain America after you. But we’re involved in it.”
This sounds like music to my ears, really hope this gets to go through. I loved Agent Carter in Captain America as well as in the Marvel One Shot, so I say, please bring it on, especially if Haley Atwell reprises her role!
January 3, 2014
I don't like posting rumors, because often it turns out to be crap but in this case I could not resist because if this it's true, It would be very exciting! According to the UK Tabloid the Mirror (yeah I know), Haley Atwell has signed up to star in the upcoming Marvel's TV show 'Agent Carter'. Coming from the Mirror it really needs to be treated as a rumor but at least it's an exciting one!
See post below:
The London-born actress is said to be thrilled after landing the prestigious role!
As Robbie Williams and Michelle Ryan et al will testify, it is notoriously difficult to conquer America. But one British actress is about to storm the barricades, and captain the US of A.
Huge congratulations to Hayley Atwell who has just landed her own major TV series Stateside in a new spin-off to Captain America. The London-born actress , 31, is about to start work on Agent Carter, which will be out at the end of the year. It comes just weeks after she completed filming on the second Capt America movie, playing bolshy agent, Peggy Carter.
This is the first big US TV series for any Brit since ex-EastEnder Michelle Ryan landed the lead in short-lived Bionic Woman some seven years ago. I’m told: “This is a massive deal for both Hayley and Marvel comic fans.
“It’s Marvel’s major project of 2014, and it will be a big budget production.
“Hayley is absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity and is incredibly grateful to Marvel fans who have basically been campaigning for a spin-off show for the past six months.
“It means moving to LA for six months but her friends and family are all behind her, and this is a huge opportunity.” In October the actress, who has previously stared alongside Keira Knightley in the Oscar-winning 2008 film, The Duchess, addressed speculation about the mooted series.
She said: “The one-shot was so successful, the fanbase were like, ‘We want more of Peggy!’
“I think Marvel probably take that very seriously, and it’s certainly something I would be a part of doing. I’d be interested to show different sides of Peggy.
“Although she’s kick-ass, and she can be aggressive and just as competent as the men, it’d be nice to show that she’s a feminist in a way.
“It’s not just about her being aggressive and as aggressive as the men in those action sequences, but being able to be a little bit more rounded as a person.”
In 2007, Michelle Ryan, then aged 22, was billed as the Next Big Thing after landing the title role in Bionic Woman.
However, she was forced to move back to England less than a year later after network bosses decided against shooting a second series.
Source: The Mirror !
October 4, 2013
About two weeks ago, Deadline revealed that Marvel had started working on the series following the release of that pretty neat short, saying that it was in "very early stages" but that Hayley Atwell (Captain America: The First Avenger) was willing to play Steve Rogers aka Captain America's long-lost lady love on a long-term series. So what did the British actress herself have to say when she was told about the proposed Agent Carter TV series? Atwell said to Digital Spy in an exclusive interview:
"I read about that too. The one-shot was so successful, the fanbase were like, 'We want more of Peggy!'. "I think Marvel probably take that very seriously, and it's certainly something I would be a part of doing. I'd be interested to show different sides of Peggy.
"Although she's kick-ass, and she can be aggressive and she can be just as competent as the men, it'd be nice to show that she's a feminist in a way.
"It's not just about her being aggressive and as aggressive as the men in those action sequences, but being able to be a little bit more rounded as a person."
The English actress also added:
"I think she could be a great role model and a great member of the Marvel Universe.
"I love the Marvel lot, they're really great people to work with, so it would be nice to go back and work with them again. I'd definitely do it."
If Agent Carter really transforms into a tv series I for one really hope Hayley Atwell will play agent Carter. It would be a great companion to the new Agents of SHIELD series.
September 19, 2013
The “one shot” short films featured as extras on Marvel movies’ DVD releases are becoming a hotbed for TV series ideas. After one such short, Item 47 on The Avengers DVD about the agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., led to the new ABC/Marvel series, another one may also spawn a series project for ABC. Marvel is notoriously secretive about their development, and no one would comment, but I hear the company is working on a concept for a potential TV series inspired by Agent Carter, a one shot, which will be featured on the upcoming Blu-ray release of Iron Man 3. Directed by Marvel Studios co-president Louis D’Esposito, Agent Carter brings back Captain America’s girlfriend Peggy Carter, played by Hayley Atwell, and chronicles her life as a budding secret agent after her boyfriend is stranded in ice. (Watch a clip below.)
I hear the project is in very early stages, one of several in the works at Marvel, and is in the process of locking in a writer. It is unclear if Atwell would reprise her role if Agent Carter comes to fruition. A Marvel action series with a female lead would fit right into ABC’s wheelhouse of female-skewing dramas with a strong lead and would be a throwback to such network series as Alias. The Iron Man 3 DVD with the Agent Carter short will be released next Tuesday, the same day Marvel’s first series for ABC, Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., debuts.
This I like, she was a great character on Captain America, not to mention gorgeous, and I liked her also in those "One Shot" things which have been released on YT. Hopefully Hayley Atwell will play Peggy Carter in this possible series also.