Confirming speculation, ABC have ordered eight episodes of Marvel's new WWII comic-book drama AGENT CARTER, to air during Agents of SHIELD's two-month mid-season hiatus. The show will focus on Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell), a year after Steve Rogers crashed in the Arctic after the events of Captain America: The First Avenger.
"I think the main thing is fans feel that they've seen [Peggy] being capable, being sexy, being a femme fatale and they want to see something more. They want to see the complexities, the three dimensions of her, what makes her tick, what makes her crumble, what makes her crash and the limitations of who she is because that makes her all the more relatable.How do you feel about this? Will Agent Carter help take the sting out of the mid-season break for Agents of SHIELD? If the show does particularly well, might ABC drop that scheduling next time and order more episodes? Undoubtedly.
I think over the arc of the 8 episodes there will be very different facets to who she is, which won't disappoint the fans in making sure that she has a story within herself as well as the stories of each episode fighting who she fights against and still battling with her own demons and losing the love of her life and what a personal cost to her that is. So there's many different ideas behind who she is and I think she's going to become more interesting."