Marvel Studios is reportedly working on the concept for a potential TV series inspired by Marvel One Shot: Agent Carter, the one which will be featured on the upcoming Blu-ray release of Iron Man 3. Directed by Marvel Studios co-president Louis D’Esposito, Agent Carter brings back Captain America’s girlfriend Peggy Carter, played by Hayley Atwell, and follows her life as a neglected secret agent after losing Steve Rogers aka. Captain America at the end of the film. The project is rumored to be in very early stages, one of several in the works at Marvel, and is in the process of locking in a writer. It is unclear if Atwell would reprise her role if Agent Carter comes to pass.
A Marvel action series with a female lead would fit right into ABC’s wheelhouse of female-skewing dramas with a strong lead. As a female hero so to speak, this was something that could open doors to more such as herself getting more exposure on-screen and making Marvel One Shots something memorable as an ongoing series as well.
The Iron Man 3 DVD with the Agent Carter short will be released next Tuesday, the same day Marvel’s first series for ABC, Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., debuts.