Hayley Atwell Reveals ‘Marvel’s Agent Carter’ Will Have 8-Episode Run on ABC (Video)

Series star reveals episode number while talking about her character’s emotional journey post-WWII

When ABC announced it picked up “Agent Carter,” starring Hayley Atwell from 2011’s “Captain America: The First Avenger,” the series was expected to get a run of 13 episodes at most, and to air between two halves of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s” second season. Now comes word that “Marvel’s Agent Carter” is set to run eight episodes.

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Atwell revealed the news herself during a video interview released by Marvel. When asked what she wanted to see Agent Carter to become throughout the series, Atwell responded, “I think over the arc of the eight episodes, there’ll be a very different facet to who she is, which won’t disappoint the fans.” She goes on to say that Carter will have a personal story within herself coinciding with the more external battles each episode.

“Marvel’s Agent Carter” takes place in 1946, and deals with Peggy Carter finding herself marginalized professionally after the men return from World War II. She balances her new administrative position with covert missions she undertakes for Howard Stark.

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Dominic Cooper, who portrayed Stark in “Captain America: The First Avenger” has not been confirmed for the series. Originally, the level of his involvement was to be determined by his availability.

The series showrunners are Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas, with script provided by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Executive producers are Kevin Feige, Jeph Loeb, Christopher Markus, Louis D’Esposito, Butters, McFeely, and Fazekas.