Last week, ABC announced that Marvel's Agent Carter and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. were both renewed for its second and third seasons, respectively. While no scheduling details have been confirmed, it is believed that Marvel's Agent Carter will return sometime in midseason, during Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s extended holiday hiatus. During ABC's upfront presentation today, the network released the first brief plot synopsis for Marvel's Agent Carter Season 2, which reveals that Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) will be heading to Los Angeles.
"Marvel's Agent Carter returns for a second season 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."
Aside from Hayley Atwell, no other cast members have been confirmed for Marvel's Agent Carter Season 2, but it would make sense to see Dominic Cooper's Howard Stark and James D'Arcy's Edwin Jarvis on the West Coast, since Howard's son Tony did live in L.A. before building Avengers Tower. Still, it seems unlikely that other cast members such as Chad Michael Murray (Jack Thompson),Enver Gjokaj (Daniel Sousa) and Angie Martinelli (Lyndsy Fonseca) will be making the trip to L.A. with Peggy. We'll have to wait and see.
In related news, while ABC picked up both Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Marvel's Agent Carter, they shot down the potential spinoff series which would have starred Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. actors Adrianne Palicki (Mockingbird) and Lance Hunter. ABC's Paul Lee explained that the network felt it wasn't the right time to take them off the flagship show.
"We absolutely love those characters on S.H.I.E.L.D. We think S.H.I.E.L.D. hit its creative stride this year. We thought the right time now is to leave them on S.H.I.E.L.D. because S.H.I.E.L.D. is so strong at the moment."
However, Paul Lee did leave the door open for a spinoff to happen in the future, so perhaps that will move forward after Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3. What do you think about Marvel's Agent Carter heading to L.A. or the Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spinoff getting shut down? Stay tuned for more on both shows.