Agent Carter was originally scheduled to return this week for season 2 – the State of the Union caused the bump – and now the two-hour event will air January 19 instead. For now there are some new character portraits and TV Line has the exclusive selection featuring characters old and new. We’ve picked a couple of our favorite shots which showcase costuming, red lipstick and general DGAF attitude.
This is very much the face of someone who knows their value and it will be interesting to see if Peggy gets more respect after the events of last season and with a coast change. Costuming wise it is similar to last season with red and white being signature colors with only blue missing from the palette. This is a more informal setting than the promo material last year which saw Peggy brandishing a gun and wearing a red Stetson Stratoliner. However, you can see Peggy standing defiant in an all blue dress with red trim in the season 2 key art; gun in hand, sans hat.
Hayley Atwell is well suited to this period of clothing (as Restless and Any Human Heart can attest – watch both mini-series’ if you can) and I am very excited to see what costume designer Giovanna Melton has got in store for us this year.
A stunning stone cold fox and I would not expect anything less from Bridget Regan as Dottie; another role in which Regan excels at playing super sweet and then turns out to be the big bad. It’s going to be fun watching the pair go up against each other now it is all out in the open and Dottie is just as formidable as her rival with the added advantage of being part of what appears to be the original Black Widow program. Basically, don’t mess with her.
Peggy looks directly at the camera in her character photograph engaging the viewer, whereas Dottie is devoid of any emotion and appears detached. The red of her lips, blouse, buttons and trim stop her from melting into a sea of black and it is an incredibly affecting shot. These women come from very different places and their methods vary – one is far more inclined to kill to get what they want than the other – and this is the one relationship/conflict I am most excited about seeing develop this season.
To view the whole gallery head here and check out where Agent Carter featured on our Best of 2015 list.
2016 will be kicking off to a good start when Agent Carter returns on Tuesday, January 5 to ABC with a two-hour premiere event. Peggy is making the move from New York to Hollywood and while she certainly could make an amazing film star there are matters of national security that she will be preoccupied with.
In the season 2 trailer we see several returning faces such as James D’Arcy as Jarvis and Enver Gjokaj as Daniel Sousa, plus new cast member Reggie Austin who looks set to be a new love interest for Peggy. Queen of the double cross Bridget Regan will be back as arch enemy Dottie although she isn’t in the new preview. Sadly it doesn’t look like Peggy’s bestie Angie will be making the trip west and while Lyndsy Fonseca was definitely in talks to appear in this new season there hasn’t been any confirmation of this.
Here is the first look at Peggy in Los Angeles courtesy of the official Agent Carter Twitter including plenty of fantastic costuming and red lipstick to gaze in wonder at. Get ready to swoon at all things Hayley Atwell.
And here she is in a first still disembarking from the plane looking cool as fuck in red sunglasses. Sunglasses which rival Gretchen from You’re the Worst for how much I’m coveting them (regular readers will know this is a big deal). The sunny climate calls for appropriate accessorizing and they also make an appearance in the trailer and red is an important color in Peggy’s lookbook.
Update! For anyone wondering what make the sunglasses are, Steve in the comments helpfully notes that they are by Celine.
Update Part 2! Thanks to Ashley in the comments the sunglasses have now been identified as coming from Old Focals and this has been confirmed by Agent Carter costume designer Giovanna Melton on Twitter.For more Agent Carter including key art for the new season (with Peggy in signature red and blue) head here and check back for more updates.
Update! Agent Carter will return later this month (January 19) and sadly not this week (because the State of the Union is happening earlier – thanks, Obama). But still not that long to go before we get to see Peggy in all her glory again. Get the red lipstick at the ready.
A new coast for Peggy Carter moving from New York to Los Angeles for season 2 of Agent Carter and Entertainment Weekly first unveiled the new striking image of Hayley Atwell as Peggy earlier today.
If you’re attending New York Comic-Con you will have the chance to pick one up from the Marvel booth and even though the location has changed a lot is still the same. First of all Peggy is in her signature red and blue; the hat has gone for now but the red lipstick is still a vital part of her look. And she still looks ready for whatever shit gets thrown her way and you know there will be plenty of that. One thing I’m really hoping for more of in season 2 is Peggy’s friendship with waitress/actress Angie and Lyndsy Fonseca should be back (plus it makes total sense that she would move to LA considering her acting ambitions). Agent Carter is set to return midseason sometime in 2016.
Peggy Carter is moving to Hollywood for season 2 of Agent Carter and she is taking some of her co-workers with her. So far it has been confirmed that James D’Arcy (Edwin Jarvis) and Enver Gjokaj (Agent Daniel Sousa) will be back with Lyndsy Fonseca, Bridget Regan and Chad Michael Murray in talks to return. It would make a lot of sense if Fonseca’s Angie headed out west with Peggy considering her acting dreams and this is one lady friendship I would like to see a lot more of. Regan makes an excellent foil and her ties to the overall MCU backstory as part of the Black Widow Program make her inclusion seem all the more likely.
A second season was not always a sure thing as it sadly Agent Carter is far from a ratings hit and so it already feels like a victory of sorts that we’re getting more Peggy Carter. The cast will appear at Comic-Con next Friday (July 10) and this poster will be available at the Marvel booth (#2329) from Thursday. The limited edition Comic-Con poster was unveiled by Entertainment Weekly showing off the new location complete with the old Hollywoodland sign and Jarvis in tow.
While I’m sure the panel will offer up some season 2 scoop there has been some hints given regarding what to expect from this new location and executive producer Michele Fazekas explains “In Los Angeles, you have the spectacular wealth, glamour and beauty right next to the grit and crime—often right up against each other. We’re very much being inspired by Noir films.”
With Jarvis the chemistry and fun back and forth is hard to deny but how do they account for him joining Peggy in LA? The explanation from Fazekas is vague and this only adds to the intrigue “That was always the challenge. He’s not an agent. The case for the first season is over, so the biggest question for us this season was: We love Peggy and Jarvis together, that’s a really important relationship, how do we keep them together? LA has provided us a really nice, organic way to do so.”
Look out for more coverage of Agent Carter from Comic-Con and Hayley Atwell really wants to get back to work.