As the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premiere looms, Marvel looks poised to expand its TV universe even further.
Deadline's Nellie Andreeva has word that Marvel has taken inspiration from the "Agent Carter" one-shot short film on the Iron Man 3 Blu-ray and started working on a TV series "inspired by" the short. Agent Carter, in case you don't remember, is Peggy Carter, the British agent who started a World War II romance with Captain America in Captain America: The First Avenger, only to lose him to an icy plane crash. The "Agent Carter" short features actress Hayley Atwell reprising the role and kicking ass as a spy, and it seems Marvel wants to see more.
According to Andreeva, the show is in the "very early stages" and looking for a writer. It's also reportedly "one of several" new series the company is working on. There's no word yet on who might be on board for this project, or even if Atwell would be willing to take up the Peggy Carter role for a long-term commitment like a television series. It's also worth nothing that Marvel hasn't even confirmed that this development is true yet, but if it is, it could be a very promising project, particularly if Peggy's niece Sharon (who'll be played by longtime TV actress Emily VanCamp in Captain America: The Winter Soldier) is along for the ride.
So, if this whole Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. thing takes off (and we have very high hopes), we could get another action-heavy spy series from Marvel in short order. What do you think? Are you ready for an Agent Carter show?