Agent Carter Details Emerge at Television Critics Association

Agent Carter Short Film

If fans expected Marvel's Agent Carter to be officially announced at the Television Critics Association today, they would have been disappointed--but only a little.

Following on this morning's revelation that Reaper creators Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas will showrun the new project, ABC's Paul Lee briefly discussed the as-yet-unconfirmed Marvel pilot, saying that “the script is great,” and providing some details on the production.

Deadline reports that Agent Carter was written by writers of Captain America: The First Avenger‘s Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, the first film in which Carter appeared.

Playing off the Marvel One Shot short film that was packaged with the Iron Man 3 Blu-ray, Agent Carter will feature Cap's former girlfriend Peggy Carter, played in the movie by Hayley Atwell (who has expressed a willingness to bring the character to TV).

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Described as a period drama, Deadline says the series "chronicles her life as a budding secret agent after her boyfriend is stranded in ice."

“She is such a strong character,” Butters said of Peggy. “I think this is a great premise that would make a great series.”