December is here, which means a lot of the shows you watch on TV is or will be on their winter breaks. Come January, these shows will either continue on with their season or will have been cancelled. Now there are also mid-season premieres to look forward to, one of which is Marvel’s Agent Carter. The show is based on the character played by Hayley Atwell, who first appeared in Captain America: The First Avenger, then the Marvel One Shot of the same name, which was followed by her appearance in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Agent Carter would eventually be turned into a televised series, with ABC ordering eight episodes. Now it has been cut down to seven, because the network will turn the premiere into a two-hour event. Hit the jump for more.
Here are snippets of the press release confirming the two-long-long premiere.
Marvel Entertainment and ABC have announced today that the series premiere of “Agent Carter” has been bumped up from a one hour event to two hours! Originally slated as an eight-episode event series, “Marvel’s Agent Carter” will now have just seven episodes, including the extended premiere.
Here’s the premise of the series,
It’s 1946 and peace has dealt Agent Peggy Carter a serious blow as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy finds herself stuck doing administrative work when she would rather be back out in the field, putting her vast skills into play and taking down the bad guys. But she is also trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life, Steve Rogers – a.k.a. Captain America. When old acquaintance Howard Stark finds himself being framed for unleashing his deadliest weapons to anyone willing to pony up the cash, he contacts Peggy — the only person he can trust — to track down those responsible, dispose of the weapons and clear his name. He empowers his butler, Edwin Jarvis, to be at her beck and call when needed to help assist her as she investigates and tracks down those responsible for selling these weapons of mass destruction. If caught going on these secret missions for Stark, Peggy could be targeted as a traitor and spend the rest of her days in prison – or worse.
The series also stars James D’Arcy, Chad Michael Murray, Enver Gjokaj, and Shea Whigham. Created by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, Marvel’s Agent Carter will see a number of episodes directed by Captain America: The Winter Soldier helmers Anthony and Joe Russo, as well as Marvel Studios Co-President Louis D’Esposito.
Marvel’s Agent Carter is produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television and is set to premiere January 6, 2015 on ABC.