When ABC announced its 2014-2015 lineup earlier this week, Marvel's Agent Carter was one of the new shows on the schedule. While we still don't know exactly when the show will premiere, Hayley Atwell confirmed in a recent interview that Season 1 will consist of only eight episodes.
"I think, over the arc of the eight episodes, there will be a very different facet to who she is, which won't disappoint the fans in making sure she has a story within herself, as well as the stories of each episodes, fighting who she fights against, and still battling with her own demons and losing the love of her life and what the personal cost to her is. There's many different ideas behind who she is, and I think she's going to become more interesting."
The episode count makes sense, since the announcement revealed that the show will "serve as a bridge" between the fall finale and winter premiere of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., so it seems likely the show will debut sometime in January.
The series, created by Captain America: The First Avenger and Captain America: The Winter Soldier writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, is set in the year 1946, just after World War II, where Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) finds herself working for the SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve), balancing administrative work with going on missions for Howard Stark after losing the love of her life.
The actress also spoke about how humbling it is to have the fans clamoring for this character to come back.
"It's surreal and humbling, that a character you played four years ago, when you've done other jobs in other worlds and other genres and other countries, calls you back and says 'We like you here. We want you to tell our story.' I feel there's a responsibility to make sure that she's what everyone wants her to be."
"Fans have seen her being capable of being sexy, being a femme fatale, and they want to see something more. They want to see the complexities and the dimensions of her, what makes her tick, what makes her crumble, what makes her crash and the limitations of who she is, because that makes her all the more relatable."