Get Your First Look At Marvel's Agent Carter Featuring Edwin Jarvis and Howard Stark
Last night, ABC aired 'Marvel: 75 Years From Pulp to Pop, a special television event celebrating three quarters of a century of Marvel storytelling. Throughout the hour-long event, ABC teased some of Marvel Studios' biggest upcoming projects including Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, and, of course, their new TV project, Agent Carter. During the first look at Agent Carter we get to meet two of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s founding members, Howard Stark (played by Dominic West) and Edwin Jarvis (played by James D'Arcy).
After introducing Edwin Jarvis, the man who serves as the inspiration for Tony Stark's personal A.I. in the Iron Man and Avengers movies, the teaser footage gave a brief look at another side of Agent Carter. As brief as it was, the fight scene at the end of this teaser showcases something that Marvel always does well, action. We're not sure who the man is that we see Hayley Atwell's Agent Peggy Carter grappling with, but it seems pretty clear that he's not having a very good time of it.
Here's the official description for Marvel's Agent Carter, which airs Tuesdays at 8pm ET starting January 2015.
Years before Agent Coulson and his S.H.I.E.L.D. team swore to protect those who cannot protect themselves from threats they cannot conceive, there was Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell, Marvel's "Captain America: The First Avenger," Marvel's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"), who pledged the same oath but lived in a different time when women weren't recognized as being as smart or as tough as their male counterparts.
But no one should ever underestimate Peggy.
It's 1946 and peace has dealt Peggy a serious blow as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy finds herself stuck doing administrative work when she would rather be back out in the field; putting her vast skills into play and taking down the bad guys. But she is also trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life, Steve Rogers – aka Captain America.
When old acquaintance Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper, Marvel's "Captain America: The First Avenger") finds himself being framed for unleashing his deadliest weapons to anyone willing to pony up the cash, he contacts Peggy - the only person he can trust - to track down those responsible, dispose of the weapons and clear his name. He empowers his butler, Edwin Jarvis (James D'Arcy, "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World"), to be at her beck and call when needed to help assist her as she investigates and tracks down those responsible for releasing these weapons of mass destruction. But Jarvis, who is a creature of habit and sticks to a rigid daily routine, is going to have to make some major life changes if he's going to be able to keep up with Peggy.
If caught going on these secret missions for Stark, Peggy could be targeted as a traitor and spend the rest of her days in prison – or worse. And as she delves deeper into her investigation, she may find that those she works for are not who they seem, and she might even begin to question whether Stark is as innocent as he claims.