In the early Fall of last year, Marvel Studios was said to be seriously considering an “Agent Carter” TV series about the adventures of Peggy Carter (Haley Atwell) following the events in “Captain America: The First Avenger”.
It would follow Marvel’s highly successful one-shot short film featuring the character building her career as a secret agent a year after Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) disappeared under the ice.
Though a “Peggy Carter” series wasn’t announced as part of the high-profile Marvel/Netflix deal last year, it was said Marvel was developing other potential TV properties outside of that agreement, including another series for ABC alongside “Agents of SHIELD”.
Now, The Daily Mirror claims the series is a go with Atwell moving to Los Angeles for six months of filming. Their source says:
“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.”
Back in June last year, Atwell filmed a cameo in this year’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” playing what is expected to be an elderly version of Peggy Carter.
Marvel’s next one-shot short film appears on the upcoming Blu-ray release of “Thor: The Dark World”. A just released breakdown of the special features on that disc set reveals it will go by the title “All Hail The King”.