In the next few years it might be possible that the television landscape is devoted to CBS procedural crime dramas and superhero shows. With the success of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. the push is on for comic based TV programs. In the next year viewers will have new choices like Gotham, The Flash, Daredevil, and Agent Carter. Agent Carter is a show a lot of people will be paying attention to because it is being groomed to follow Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The show is a spinoff from the Captain America movies. Agent Carter, played by Hayley Atwell, is the tough partner of Cap that’s left behind when the super soldier ends up missing at the end of the first movie.
In an interview with The Telegraph, star Atwell reveals that the show has found an actor to portray Howard Stark, father of Tony Stark aka Iron Man. In the movies Agent Carter works with Howard on the super soldier program, and is portrayed by actor Dominic West. According to Atwell the band is back together for the TV spinoff.
Now, the wacky actress is hoping to continue with the larks when Dominic Cooper joins her on the set of her forthcoming television series, Agent Carter. “He’s incredibly naughty,” she tells me at the Glamour Women of the Year awards with Next in Berkeley Square. “So I’m going to start the pranks as early as I can. He will come up with some very good ones, too.”
West is a smart hire because he perfectly matched the tenor of Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man. His role in the first Captain America movie, as well as his fake mustache, were memorable parts of the series. Having Howard Stark around also lets the period set series introduce some cool gadgets and gizmos.
Are you excited for Agent Carter?