Full-length Agent Carter Season 2 synopsis reveals Peggy's new mission

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Jan 3, 2016, 6:52 PM EST (Updated)

ABC has finally released the first full-length synopsis for the upcoming second season of Marvel’s Agent Carter.

While we already knew Steve’s (Chris Evans) best gal Peggy (Hayley Atwell) was making the move from New York City to sunny California, we didn’t know much about her new mission besides the fact the show was introducing Marvel villain Madame Masque as the series' new Big Bad. Until now.

Not only do we now know a lot more about the dangerous adventure Peggy will embark on alongside Howard Stark's (Dominic Cooper) faithful butler and her new BFF Edwin Jarvis (James D’Arcy), but we also have some details on the new and returning characters Peggy will encounter while mixing it up with glamorous movie stars, physicists and politicians in La La Land.

Here is the official press release:

“Marvel’s Agent Carter” returns for a dynamic second season of adventure and intrigue, starring Hayley Atwell in the titular role of the unstoppable Agent Peggy Carter, working for the SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve).

Dedicated to the fight against new Atomic Age threats in the wake of World War II, Agent Carter journeys from New York City to Los Angeles for her most dangerous – and bizarre – assignment yet. East Coast SSR Chief Jack Thompson (Chad Michael Murray) sends Peggy to work with newly appointed West Coast SSR Chief Daniel Sousa (Enver Gjokaj) to explore a strange homicide involving a body that glows and emanates cold.

Upon her arrival, Peggy reunites with Howard Stark’s (Dominic Cooper) butler and her loyal partner-in-crime, Edwin Jarvis (James D’Arcy), who welcomes her to the Hollywood life and sets her up at Stark’s mansion. There, Peggy meets Ana (Lotte Verbeek), Jarvis’ free-spirited and devoted wife to whom she takes an immediate liking.

Eventually, the odd investigation leads Peggy to quirky yet charming scientist Jason Wilkes (Reggie Austin), who quickly becomes an ally — and sparks fly. As Peggy continues to find clues in this peculiar case, she is introduced to the machinations of Whitney Frost (Wynn Everett), a movie starlet, brilliant physicist and the true power behind husband and senatorial candidate Calvin Chadwick (Currie Graham). Calvin, a politician who will do anything to get to the top, befriends Vernon Masters (Kurtwood Smith), a veteran of the War Department with a keen understanding of how to work the system. Peggy soon discovers that corruption seemingly runs deep, making it hard to distinguish the good versus the bad.

The search comes full circle when Russian spy Dottie Underwood (Bridget Regan) returns into Peggy’s life in a new and unexpected way. But even as Peggy discovers a new city, both old and new friends – and potentially a new love – she’s about to learn the bright lights of post-war Hollywood mask a more sinister threat to everyone she is sworn to protect.

Agent Carter also stars Dominic Cooper, Enver Gjokaj, Wynn Everett, Reggie Austin and Chad Michael Murray. Season 2 will also see the return of Lyndsy Fonseca as Peggy's friend Angie Martinelli in a very special episode. The Captain America: The First Avenger and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV spinoff was one of our top 10 sci-fi, fantasy and horror TV shows of 2015. It will return with a two-hour premiere Jan. 19. 


(via Spoiler TV)