We've known for several weeks now that Agent Carter, Marvel Studios' first female-led property, will be moving to the West Coast for its second season. For quite some time, fans of the show weren't even sure if it would get renewed, and now we know that it's both coming back and shifting locales, which opens up a whole new realm of possibilities. We've heard whispers about what might be transpiring in Season 2, and now we finally have our first real hints courtesy of the series' producers.
In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, executive producer MIchele Fazekas noted that the second season will change the visual tone of the show entirely, because Los Angeles will bring a very different vibe than New York City.
“In Los Angeles, you have the spectacular wealth, glamour and beauty right next to the grit and crime—often right up against each other,” Fazekas said. “We’re very much being inspired by Noir films.”
Fazekas also commented on how Jarvis (James D'Arcy) will fit into the West Coast vibe of season 2, in which Peggy will investigate a case that the LAPD can't tackle by itself. This will be a season influenced by how much Peggy proved herself in Season 1, and though Jarvis will be around, he won't necessarily be a driving force.
“We have a nice organic way to infuse Jarvis,” Fazekas said. “That was always the challenge. He’s not an agent. The case for the first season is over, so the biggest question for us this season was: We love Peggy and Jarvis together, that’s a really important relationship, how do we keep them together? LA has provided us a really nice, organic way to do so."
We don't yet know exactly how the pair will come together again, but we know that it's one of TV's most enjoyable pairings, so we're looking forward to it. The first poster for Season 2 was also revealed today, featuring Peggy and Jarvis surrounded by various Los Angeles landmarks. The poster will be available at San Diego Comic-Con next week at the Marvel booth (#2339) beginning Thursday, but if you want one you'd better get there early. Check it out:
Agent Carter will return in the midst of the 2015-2016 broadcast season on ABC.