Hayley Atwell has revealed that the second season of Marvel’s Agent Carter has been extended to ten episodes.
Speaking at the Comicpalooza event in Houston on Friday, Atwell also revealed details about the show’s direction in the new season, including more of Carter’s backstory.
“I had this conversation with the show runners a couple of weeks ago, and we talked about what is it that the audience wants to see. What was very exciting is, in a second season she’s grieved over Steve and she’s now about to embark on a new adventure in her life. So she’s in a much better place, so in terms of where she is it’s going to be a lot lighter for her, there’s going to be more humour to her and more warmth. She’s not struggling so much with her identity.”
“I also think the show runners really want to move it forward. So it’s going to be set in LA and with 10 episodes it’s going to be a very glamorous, dark world of 1940s Los Angeles. I think it might be touched upon a little bit about her background, but I think we want to move it forward so the audience feel like we are taking them on a new journey.”
Atwell’s next appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will come in Ant Man, released in July.
The second season of Agent Carter will air during 2016.