“Dollhouse” alum Enver Gjokaj and “One Tree Hill” star Chad Michael Murray have both joined the cast of ABC’s upcoming “Captain America” spinoff series “Agent Carter” which appears to be finally sorting out its supporting cast.
Gjokaj will play Agent Daniel Sousa, who will meet Carter while she takes on a new role at the pre-SHIELD Strategic Scientific Reserve in New York City. Murray has been cast in the role of SSR Agent Jack Thompson in the eight episode series.
Set in 1946, Carter finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert SSR, she 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 Steve Rogers.
“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” directors Anthony and Joe Russo will helm episodes two and three of the series and recently spoke with Collider about how involved they are with the series.
Joe Russo says the order for only a handful of serialised episodes as opposed to a more regular full network season makes it a far more attractive prospect as it’s easier to maintain quality over a lower amount of episodes, especially for a series like this with an “ambitious production dimension”:
“High concept. It only sustains for a certain amount of episodes then you just start treading water. So then you just reach a point where you’re like, ‘Okay 14 of our episodes are gonna be great and 8 are gonna be fine,’ because you just can’t fill 22 episodes of high concept… [Eight episodes] is great because it’s a period show so it allows them to have a larger budget, eight’s the right number, eight is an eight-hour movie. Everything makes sense about it, I’m glad that it’s being done in this format.”
Joe admits they’re not heavily involved as “Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter” short film director Louis D’Esposito is the main person in charge of it, with “Captain America” screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely also a key part:
“There’s been a little bit of just general conversations about our experience in television and potential pitfalls, things to look out for. Creatively, Markus and McFeely are heavily involved, D’Esposito is heavily involved. We’ll get a script two weeks before we shoot and then we’ll give our input.”
A specific premiere date for “Agent Carter” is not yet set beyond it taking over the “Agents of SHIELD” slot when that show goes on its winter hiatus.
Source: The Live Feed