Report: Agent Carter Series To Star Hayley Atwell, Film in 2014

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While last night's report that an Agent Carter series was in development at Marvel for a planned pilot at ABC said that it was just one of a number of Marvel projects in the pipeline and might never take shape, a second story released this morning sugggests that it's closer than that made it sound.

According to The Playlist, Captain America: The First Avenger star Hayley Atwell, who played Agent Peggy Carter in that film, its sequel and a One Shot short film that will be released on the Iron Man 3 Blu-ray next week, will return to reprise the role if the series heads to TV.

They also suggest that filming could take place in 2014, which would put the series on track for a Fall 2014 or perhaps 2015 start date. Fall 2014 would mean that ABC would have the same kind of structure for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. that The CW has had with Arrow and (soon) The Flash: give it a spinoff almost immediately after the first one proves to be a hit, and hope the two feed one another with ideas, fans and enthusiasm.