Agent Carter synopsis

The 2014-2015 season has already seen the returns of Agents of SHIELD and Arrow, as well as the debuts of Gotham, The Flash, and Constantine. But there’s still one major comic book series that has yet to launch.

Agent Carter doesn’t premiere until early next year, and as such it’s the show we currently know the least about. Happily, that’s starting to change. Marvel released a lengthy, detailed Agent Carter synopsis today that reveals exactly what Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) is doing for Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper), how Edwin Jarvis (James D’Arcy) gets involved, and much more. Hit the jump to find out.

The full Agent Carter synopsis was offered up on Marvel.com

Years before Agent Coulson and his S.H.I.E.L.D. team swore to protect those who cannot protect themselves from threats they cannot conceive, there was Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell, Marvel’s “Captain America: The First Avenger,” Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”), who pledged the same oath but lived in a different time when women weren’t recognized as being as smart or as tough as their male counterparts.

But no one should ever underestimate Peggy.

It’s 1946 and peace has dealt Peggy 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 – aka Captain America.

When old acquaintance Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper, Marvel’s “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, “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World”), to be at her beck and call when needed to help assist her as she investigates and tracks down those responsible for releasing these weapons of mass destruction. But Jarvis, who is a creature of habit and sticks to a rigid daily routine, is going to have to make some major life changes if he’s going to be able to keep up with Peggy.

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. And as she delves deeper into her investigation, she may find that those she works for are not who they seem, and she might even begin to question whether Stark is as innocent as he claims.

Time will tell how well creators Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely execute these ideas, but from here at least it sounds promising. Peggy and Howard were two of the most charismatic supporting characters in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, so I’m looking forward to the chance to get to know them better.

Agent Carter premieres early 2015 on ABC. Enver GjokajShea Whigham, Chad Michael Murray, and Lyndsy Fonesca also star.

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