It’s been a long time coming, but Marvel’s Agent Carter series has finally been given a UK broadcaster.
In the same vein as the studio’s other television projects, such as Agents of SHIELD and Daredevil, Agent Carter is a spin-off from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which explores the character of Agent Peggy Carter in more depth.
The character – who is played by British actress Hayley Atwell – was first seen in Captain America: The First Avenger, as the gutsy SSR agent who won, and then tragically lost, Steve Roger’s heart. The series shows her continued work at the Strategic Scientific Reserve in the 1940’s, where she must fight against her ongoing grief for Steve, as well as the chauvinistic attitudes of her male colleagues.
The eight-part first season will finally be aired on the UK’s FOX channel, this July. The managing director for FOX International Channels, Jeff Ford, stated his delight at picking up the series:
“Marvel’s Agent Carter is blockbuster Hollywood entertainment at its best. With high production values and a stellar UK and international cast, the series is the perfect addition to FOX UK’s summer line up, continuing the channel’s commitment to bring exclusive, original and breakthrough series to a UK audience.”
The series also sees Dominic Cooper reprise his role as Howard Stark (father of Iron Man, Tony), while James D’Arcy plays the role of Edwin Jarvis – Stark’s butler and Peggy’s greatest ally. The show has already received critical acclaim and been renewed for a second season in America.
Agent Carter will start 12th July at 9pm on FOX. (Sky: 124, Virgin Media: 157, BT: 859)
You can watch a sneak peek of the series, below.