Who is Peggy Carter? That is a question Hayley Atwell answers in a new featurette for the upcoming ABC TV series Marvel's Agent Carter. People has this exclusive sneak peek at the latest adventure from Marvel, which debuts with a two-part season premiere on January 6.

This latest preview goes behind the scenes with Hayley Atwell and Dominic Cooper for a look at the epic 7-part miniseries. The story takes place in 1946, following the events seen in 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger. Peggy is tasked with taking on a series of secret missions for Howard Stark while posing as an administrative worker for the SSR. This places her in all kinds of dangerous and action-packed scenarios, where the heroine is required to don fake wigs and an American accent.

Says Hayley Atwell about the role: "She has an intelligence about her and a skill set that's very impressive. And yet we get to see the emotional and psychological cost of her character, of someone who's having to live a double life." Check out this latest sneak peek, which offers a hint at the marginalization Peggy must suffer as an officer of the British Armed Forces. Peggy doesn't receive the respect she deserves in America, but that will soon change when Marvel's Agent Carter two-hour series premiere debuts January 6 at 8 p.m., only ABC.

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