It’s the news the UK has been waiting for! Marvel’s Agent Carter FINALLY has a home in the UK!
FOX UK has acquired the rights to the ABC Studios action-packed drama Marvel’s Agent Carter from Disney UK and Ireland in a deal negotiated by Toby Etheridge and Cecilia Beacon for FOX. The 8 x 60” series is inspired by the feature films Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger and Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, along with the short Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter and will premiere in the UK First On FOX this July. Marvel’s Agent Carter is produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television.
It’s 1946 and Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell reprising her role from Marvel’s “Captain America” films) is working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve). Relegated to administrative work, she is bored and frustrated. Sworn to protect those who cannot protect themselves, Agent Carter is a highly trained field agent and her male colleagues have made a huge mistake underestimating her. When old acquaintance Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper, Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger) finds himself being framed for unleashing his deadliest weapons, he contacts Peggy — the only person he can trust — to track down those responsible, dispose of the weapons and clear his name.
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. As she delves deeper into her investigation, she discovers things are not as they seem. Is Stark as innocent as he claims?Marvel’s Agent Carter also stars James D’Arcy (Broadchurch) 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.
Marvel’s Agent Carter is FOX UK’s first acquisition since Jeff Ford took on the role of Managing Director, FIC UK, in April. He commented: “Marvel’s Agent Carter is blockbuster Hollywood entertainment at its best. With high production values and a stellar UK and international cast, the series is the perfect addition to FOX UK’s summer line up, continuing the channel’s commitment to bring exclusive, original and breakthrough series to a UK audience.”
Marvel’s Agent Carter is coming FOX UK on the 12th July! YAY! :D