First details on Agent Carter Season 2 reveal new setting, new threats

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May 12, 2015, 4:54 PM EDT (Updated)

The first season of ABC’s Agent Carter found the titular agent proving her mettle in New York to recover some stolen weapons, but year two will bring with it a ton of changes.

The first official synopsis for the recently ordered second season has been released, and it includes some major details about where the show will be heading when it returns at midseason. The big change: We’re leaving 1940s New York and jetting off to Los Angeles, where Peggy (Hayley Atwell) will have to deal with a new threat in a new city.

Just because she’ll be in a sunnier climate doesn’t mean the threats will be any less real. We don’t know exactly who the Big Bad will be this season (though HYDRA is a likely culprit, especially considering the events of Captain America: Winter Soldier), but it sounds like Peggy and her team (no word on which cast members, if any, will be back) will be taking the fight to them.

Here’s the official synopsis:

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.

The synopsis doesn’t give much away as far as details, but it does set the broad strokes for season two. Peggy spent much of season one dealing with the loss of Steve Rogers, but it sounds like she might start moving on here. There have been rumblings of a time jump for the new season (i.e., setting it a few years after the events of season one), so that could fit.

As for the Los Angeles setting? Considering how much fun it was to see 1940s New York, we can’t wait to have Peggy bustling through a period-set version of L.A. Not to mention the fact that season one was actually shot in Los Angeles, so, yeah, makes sense. The possibilities are endless.

What’s your take on the show’s direction? What do you want to see from season two?

(Via Entertainment Weekly)