I’m pretty sure the only person more excited than we are about Agent Carter being greenlit is star Hayley Atwell. A new interview has her speaking about how show!Peggy will be different from movie!Peggy, plus she casually lets the interviewer know how many episodes we’re getting. It’s a good number.
And that number is… eight! Which is tiny, yes, especially compared to the 22 episodes Agents of SHIEILD‘s first season had. But I’m digging the idea of a tight, short story arc with a concrete beginning, middle, and end and with limited room for filler episodes. More of a Sleepy Hollow (13 episodes in season one) than a Supernatural (22-23 episodes), y’know.
When Agent Carter airs, says Atwell, we can expect to see “a very different facet to who [Peggy Carter] is, which won’t disappoint the fans.” In Captain America we’ve seen her “being capable, being sexy, being a femme fatale, and [the fans] want to see something more. They want to see the complexities, the three dimensions of her, what makes her tick, what makes her crumble, what makes her crash and the limitations of who she is. Because that makes her all the more relatable.” The show will:
“[make] sure that she has a story within herself as well as the stories of each episode, fighting who she fights against and still battling with her own demons and losing the love of her life and what the personal cost of that is. There are many different ideas behind who she is, and I think she’s going to become more interesting.”
Nothing too shocking there—essentially “You know what eight episodes of Agent Carter is going to let us see? An in-depth focus on Agent Carter!” The Marvel snipers are everywhere, making sure the talent doesn’t reveal too much. But I’m still too excited about this, especially since Atwell makes it sound like Agent-Carter-the-show, like Agent-Carter-the-one-shot before it, will have a bunch of character development that doesn’t revolve around Peggy “losing the love of her life.”
Agent Carter will air during the mid-season hiatus of Agents of SHIELD’s second season, whenever that ends up being.