When Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. first started in the fall of 2013, many felt it would have trouble finding it’s niche. With no superheroes or powers to speak of, it seemed like CSI: Avengers. Although after the events of Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier, agents of shield got more and more explosive each week as we learned just what this show was building towards. With only one more episode this season, the fans want more – and ABC is listening.
Our favorite agents might not make it into Avengers 2: Age of Ultron, but Coulson, Skye and the rest of the gang will return to ABC this fall for brand new adventures. What the story will be depends largely on where the finale leaves off, but one thing is for certain: awesomeness.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spent the majority of its first season introducing us to new lovable – and detestable – characters and developing rich story-lines. Now with a plethora of options to choose from, Season 2 can come out of the gate swinging. The shows found its stride and there’s no stopping it now. It’s become the surprise hit of the season, and once again proves that Marvel Studios really knows what it’s doing.
In addition to a new season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., ABC will also be unveiling Marvel’s Agent Carter. Who is Agent Carter you ask? Simply one of the most badass women ever – and Captain America’s best gal.
Beyond being the woman Captain America came back for almost 70 years later, Agent Carter was one of the founding members of S.H.I.E.L.D. The show will take place in 1946 and will feature Hayley Atwell, who is set to reprise her role as Peggy Carter. Though Agent Carter will have a lot more than just villainous organizations to deal with, but the sexism of the era as well.
For those of you who don’t know – or remember – the social scene of the post World War II era, it was quite a repressive time for women. During World War II, women went to work and played a tremendous role in keeping the national moving while the men went to war. Though once the war was over, women we’re expected to leave their jobs and go back to their sheltered home life.
Agent Carter will have to fight evil running a secret organization all while trying to live her life in this extremely sexist era. Thankfully she won’t be alone. Joining Peggy from time to time will be Tony Stark’s father – and one of the men who knows just how amazing Peggy is – Howard Stark. Just as charming and snarky as his son Tony, Howard is a brilliant, forward thinking inventor who will – hopefully – be played once again by Dominic Cooper.
Agent Carter is set for a limited run of approximately 13 episodes and – if renewed – will have each season take place over the course of a year (In other words Season 2 would be in 1947).
Summers barely begun and Fall of 2014 on ABC is already looking epic. For now, go watch the Marvel One-Shot super short film also titled Agent Carter to get ready for the new show. Though most importantly, get ready for the explosive season finale of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. #StandWithShield #ItsAllConnected