"It's exciting because Hayley Atwell is a spectacular movie star who's going to explode on television," Marvel Television head Jeph Loeb told CBR in September. "She's funny, she's sexy, she's smart, and she kicks ass. Those are great elements when you're going to launch a television series."
"Agent Carter," set to debut January 6 on ABC with a special two-hour premiere, sees Atwell reprising her role as Agent Peggy Carter in the early days of the SSR, the organization that would become S.H.I.E.L.D. Written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeeley, "Agent Carter" also stars Dominic Cooper, Chad Michael Murray, Enver Gjokaj, James D'Arcy, Shea Wigham, Lyndsy Fonseca and Bridget Regan.