Darn that pesky Barack Obama! The President, with no concern for Marvel fans whatsoever, has decided to schedule his State of the Union Address earlier than normal. He announced this week that it will happen on January 12th. All true believers know that's the day Marvel's Agent Carter would have normally debuted its second Season 2 episode. Now, eager audiences will have to wait a full extra two weeks before their beloved heroine returns at all, to fight a new war in Hollywood.
ABC has announced that its two-hour Marvel's Agent Carter Season 2 premiere will now air on January 19. It was originally slated for January 5, and would have allowed for two episodes to drop before Barack Obama delivered his speech to the country at its usually scheduled time. But Marvel doesn't want to take a break after airing only the debut episode (which is actually two back-to-back episodes aired as a tele-movie). So now, we'll have to wait a little bit longer, so that the flow of continuity isn't broken, and all ten new episodes can air consecutively.
Barack Obama's speech date was an unexpected one, and it caused a lot of broadcast networks to rearrange their already planned out schedule. This, despite the many other outlets that will be carrying the State of the Union Address. But it was ABC who faced the biggest challenge. While it has taken care of its Marvel's Agent Carter premiere date woes, the show actually serves as a bridge between the two halves of ABC's other Marvel series, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3 was set to premiere its midseason return on March 8th. But the two week delay in Marvel's Agent Carter means that /tv/marvels-agents-of-s-h-i-e-l-d/S.H.I.E.L.D.'s return will also be delayed. ABC wants to keep its Marvel engine in perfect sync. Though, it isn't known quite yet what date they will bring back their inaugural MCU series.
ABC wasn't the only network affected by the timing of Barack Obama's SOTUA. CBS had planned to air brand-new episodes of NCIS: New Orleans and Limitless on January 12 between 9 and 11pm. They have also had to move their line-up to January 19th, setting their slate back by a week. NBC was originally going to debut new episodes of Chicago Med and Chicago Fire on January 12, so you can expect to see them moved as well. Fox came out the most unscathed. It plans on premiering New Girl Season 5 on January 5, with the second episode to follow the next week. Fox will likely carry through with this plan, as the sitcom airs at 8 pm, and Barack Obama will more than likely wait until 9 pm EST to deliver his words to the country.
Marvel's Agent Carter season two offers ten episodes of adventure and intrigue, starring Hayley Atwell in the titular role of the unstoppable secret agent for the SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve). Dedicated to the fight against new atomic age threats in the wake of World War II, Peggy must now journey from New York City to Los Angeles for her most dangerous assignment yet. But even as she discovers new friends, a new home-and perhaps even a new love-she's about to find out that the bright lights of the post-war Hollywood mask a more sinister threat to everyone she is sworn to protect.
Marvel's Agent Carter stars Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter, James D'Arcy as Edwin Jarvis, Enver Gjokaj as Chief Daniel Sousa, Wynn Everett as Whitney Frost, Reggie Austin as Jason Wilkes and Chad Michael Murray as Chief Jack Thompson. Tara Butters, Michele Fazekas, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, Chris Dingess, Kevin Feige, Louis D'Esposito, Alan Fine, Joe Quesada, Stan Lee and Jeph Loeb are executive producers. Marvel's Agent Carter is produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television.