Amongst the samplings of Marvel and DC properties currently available on cable, Agent Carter has set the bar in terms of thoughtful and stylish aesthetic, even if the narrative didn’t always live up to the handsome look of the series. Still, the show’s first season proved just as amiable as The Flash, DC’s most entertaining TV production, anchored by the hugely talented Hayley Atwell, an axiom of the Captain America franchise and a stand-out in the underrated Jimi: All is by My Side.
Now, we’ve got our first trailer for Agent Carter Season 2, which relocates Carter’s anti-Hydra operations to the West Coast, where she seems to be doing just as much ass-kicking as she did in New York, with Jarvis (James D’Arcy) by her side. Whether or not this will mean the show gets more inventive in its procedural episodes, and less heavy-handed in its season-long, MCU-tinged arc, is another matter altogether, but I’m cautiously optimistic that some California sun will do Carter a lot of good.
Here’s the first trailer for Agent Carter Season 2:
Here’s the official synopsis for Agent Carter Season 2:
“Marvel’s Agent Carter” returns for a second season of adventure and intrigue, starring Hayley Atwell in the titular role of the unstoppable agent for the SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve). Dedicated to the fight against new Atomic Age threats in the wake of World War II, Peggy must now journey from New York City to Los Angeles for her most dangerous assignment yet. But even as she discovers new friends, a new home – and perhaps even a new love – she’s about to find out that the bright lights of the post-war Hollywood mask a more sinister threat to everyone she is sworn to protect.
“Marvel’s Agent Carter” stars Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter, James D’Arcy as Edwin Jarvis, Enver Gjokaj as Chief Daniel Sousa, Wynn Everett as Whitney Frost, Reggie Austin as Jason Wilkes and Chad Michael Murray as Chief Jack Thompson. Tara Butters, Michele Fazekas, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, Chris Dingess, Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Joe Quesada, Stan Lee and Jeph Loeb are executive producers. “Marvel’s Agent Carter” is produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television.