Rumors of a period television series based on Hayley Atwell‘s Peggy Carter abounded shortly after New Years, and have yet to be officially confirmed by Marvel Entertainment. At least we know that Atwell herself would be super down to continue the role. In any case, Marvel’s pretty good at keeping things a secret, but if the show is in pre-development stages, then Deadline might have some information on where it’s going.
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.
Fazekas and Butters are a writing/executive producing team (as you can tell from their nearly identical IMDB profiles) who’ve worked on Law & Order: SVU, Hawaii Five-0, and Joss Whedon‘s Dollhouse. If true, their choice as a development team is good news for what stands to be Marvel’s third entry to the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a woman in the lead on screen. (The others being the “Agent Carter” one shot and the upcoming Jessica Jones Netflix series.) Such a choice might be a gesture towards recognizing how male dominated Marvel movies have been in their first and second phases.
But still, there’s that nagging fact that even the mere existence of a Peggy Carter television series in any stage of development has not been confirmed by Marvel. So keep your fingers crossed, Peggy Carter fans, and those gifsets lively.
Update: Confirmed! Agent Carter is in development at Marvel with Atwell to star and Butters and Fazekas as showrunners!
Agent Carter takes place a year after the events of Captain America: The First Avenger and follows Steve Rogers’ (Chris Evans) girlfriend Agent Carter (portrayed by Hayley Atwell) as she builds her career as a secret agent while the hero is frozen in ice.