Great news UK Marvel fans because the brilliant Marvel’s Agent Carter, broadcast in the US earlier this year, is finally coming to this side of the Atlantic.
FOX has acquired the rights to air the Marvel show, which will begin broadcasting on July 1st.
Given the overwhelmingly positive response to the show, which aired during the mid-season break of Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., it was only a matter of time before the rights were snapped up for UK broadcasting, though many believe that this might happen via Netflix given their close relationship with Marvel.
The news comes just over a week after the announcement that the show would be returning for a 10-episode second series.For those that aren’t familiar with the show, here’s the official synopsis:
For those that aren’t familiar with the show, here’s the official synopsis:
“It’s 1946 and Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell reprising her role from Marvel’s “Captain America” films) is working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve). Relegated to administrative work, she is bored and frustrated. Sworn to protect those who cannot protect themselves, Agent Carter is a highly trained field agent and her male colleagues have made a huge mistake underestimating her. When old acquaintance Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper, Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger) finds himself being framed for unleashing his deadliest weapons, he contacts Peggy — the only person he can trust — to track down those responsible, dispose of the weapons and clear his name.
If caught going on these secret missions for Stark, Peggy could be targeted as a traitor and spend the rest of her days in prison — or worse. As she delves deeper into her investigation, she discovers things are not as they seem. Is Stark as innocent as he claims? Marvel’s Agent Carter also stars James D’Arcy (Broadchurch) as Edwin Jarvis, Chad Michael Murray (One Tree Hill, A Cinderella Story) as Agent Jack Thompson, Enver Gjokaj (Dollhouse) as Agent Daniel Sousa and Shea Whigham (American Hustle, The Wolf of Wall Street) as Chief Roger Dooley.”
Atwell’s next appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will come in Ant Man, released in July.
Marvel’s Agent Carter will first air in the UK on 1st July with the second series due to air in the US in January 2016.