ABC set premiere dates on Wednesday for “Marvel’s Agent Carter” and “Galavant.” The network also announced a return date for “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD.”
Hayley Atwell’s eight-episode miniseries “Agent Carter” will debut Tuesday, Jan. 6 at 9 p.m. ET; fairy-tale musical-comedy “Galavant” premieres Sunday, Jan. 4 at 8 p.m. and “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” will return Tuesday, March 3 at its regular time of 9 p.m. ET.
“Agent Carter” stars Atwell as Peggy Carter and Dominic Cooper (“Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World”), portraying Howard Stark, as they reprise the roles they established in “Captain America: The First Avenger” for this sequel series set in 1946.
But in a previous clip it looked like Cooper is mainly being used to establish the direction of the miniseries, before handing off the main adventure to Atwell and Stark’s butler, Edwin Jarvis, played by James D’Arcy.
Co-stars include Chad Michael Murray (“One Tree Hill”) as SSR agent Jack Thompson and Enver Gjokaj (“Dollhouse”) as Daniel Sousa.
Billed as musical-comedy series, “Galavant” sees writer-producer Dan Fogelman (“Crazy, Stupid, Love,” “Tangled,” “Cars”) unite with Broadway composer Alan Menken (“The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin,” “Beauty and the Beast”) and lyricist Glenn Slater (“The Little Mermaid,” “Tangled”).
It focuses on a dashing hero, Galavant (Joshua Sasse), who lost the love of his life, Madalena (Mallory Jansen), to the evil King Richard (Timothy Omundson). Co-stars include Vinnie Jones as Gareth, Karen David as Isabella and Luke Youngblood as Sid.
Meanwhile, “Agents of SHIELD” will make a return from its Season 2 winter break after struggling in Oct. to attract viewers.