Those anxiously awaiting the January 6th premiere of the Marvel’s Agent Carter event series on ABC are in for an extra treat.
Marvel revealed today that the first two of the eight episodes will now air back-to-back as a two-hour premiere on that first Tuesday of the new year.
The shift will reduce the series overall to a seven-week event.
While regular series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is on hiatus until March, Agent Carter, which focuses on the efforts of Peggy Carter, Howard Stark, and (unseen) Colonel Chester Phillips to transition the Strategic Scientific Reserve into the organization that will come to be known as S.H.I.E.L.D., will be occupying its timeslot at 8 p.m./7 p.m. Central.
Marvel’s official synopsis of the series…
It’s 1946 and peace has dealt Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) 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 – a.k.a. Captain America. When old acquaintance Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper, “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), to be at her beck and call when needed to help assist her as she investigates and tracks down those responsible for selling these weapons of mass destruction. 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.
“Marvel’s Agent Carter” stars Hayley Atwell (“Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”) as Agent Peggy Carter, James D’Arcy (“Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World”) as Edwin Jarvis, Chad Michael Murray (“One Tree Hill,” “A Cinderella Story”) as Agent Jack Thompson, Enver Gjokaj (“Dollhouse”) as Agent Daniel Sousa and Shea Whigham (“American Hustle,” “The Wolf of Wall Street”) as Chief Roger Dooley.
Tara Butters (“Resurrection”), Michele Fazekas (“Resurrection”), Christopher Markus (“Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”), Stephen McFeely (“Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”), Chris Dingess (“Men in Trees”), Kevin Feige (Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” Marvel’s “The Avengers”), Louis D’Esposito (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” Marvel’s “Iron Man 3”), Alan Fine (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” Marvel’s “Thor”), Joe Quesada (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”), Stan Lee (“Spider-Man,” “Iron Man,” “The Incredible Hulk”) and Jeph Loeb (“Smallville,” “Lost,” “Heroes”) are executive producers. “Marvel’s Agent Carter” is produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television.