Peggy Carter, the British Intelligence agent from the Captain America movies, is getting her very own TV series.
According to the Mirror, the Agent Carter TV series is aiming for an airdate near the end of 2014, with British actress Hayley Atwell looking forward to reprising her role. After the announcement of four new Marvel superhero Netflix shows back in November, this will bring Marvel’s total of female-led TV or movie franchises up to two. (That’s two more than DC Comics, for those who are keeping track.)
After the release of the Peggy Carter short film last year, Hayley Atwell was very clear about her opinion of female characters in superhero movies, asking,
“Where are the women? Where are the women who are leading and not just the hot sex symbol in the tight outfits, or the aggressive ones with their sexy action sequences? Where are the ones that are battling with their own identity like Iron Man is? Or trying to make a difference in the forefront?”
Needless to say, Agent Peggy Carter is far more than just Captain America’s love interest. [READ MORE]