Oh, Marvel! The studio certainly knows how to get us hooked on their films and TV series because they’ve confirmed that the Captain America star Dominic Cooper is set to reprise his role as the young Howard Stark in its upcoming TV series “Agent Carter”!
Based on the Marvel One-Shot short film of the same name, the TV series will follow the story of agent Peggy Carter aka Captain America’s old flame, working as a British officer representing the Strategic Scientific Reserve after losing the love of her life in World War II.
As dull as her life would be, Peggy was later asked by the young Howard Stark to co-head his newly created S.H.I.E.L.D with Colonel Chester Phillips.
The young Howard Stark (who later became the father to Tony Stark aka Iron Man) first made his appearance in Marvel’s “Captain America: The First Avenger” and the character was portrayed by Dracula Untold star, Dominic Cooper. He also made a cameo appearance with Neal McDonough’s Dum Dum Dugan in the mid-credit scene of the Marvel One-Shot film.
As the short was well-received, Marvel TV and ABC network decided to create the series based on the short. Hayley Atwell is set to reprise her role as Peggy Carter and the series will make its official debut in January 2015 during the season 2 mid-season break of Marvel’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D”.
The series is executive produced by Tara Butters, Michele Fazekas, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, Chris Dingess, Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Joe Quesada, Stan Lee, and Jeph Loeb.
The official synopsis of the series is as follows:
It’s 1946, and peace has dealt 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 must balance doing administrative work and going on secret missions for Howard Stark all while trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life–Steve Rogers.
Inspired by the feature films “Captain America: The First Avenger” and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” along with the short “Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter.” Starring Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter, Chad Michael Murray as SSR Agent Jack Thompson, Enver Gjokaj as SSR Agent Daniel Sousa, James D’Arcy as Edwin Jarvis, and Shea Whigham as SSR Chief Roger Dooley. “Marvel’s Agent Carter” was written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.
For those who have not seen the short, check out the preview clip below: