MEDIA NOTE: Agent Peggy Carter: Your New Favourite Secret Agent

— December 22, 2014

Marvel fans getready, and TV junkies take note – it’s Peggy Carter’s time toshineinMARVEL’S AGENTCARTER,premieringTuesday, Jan. 6 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, beforeit movesto its regular Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PTtimeslot beginning Jan. 13.


Make no mistake,Agent Carter (Hayley Atwell) is about to become your new favourite secret agent.Here’s why:


  • Before Coulson there was CARTER, and before S.H.I.E.L.D. was established, there was the S.S.R. (Strategic Scientific Reserve). There would be no Fitz and Simmons, or Coulson and May, without S.S.R.’s original duo of Carter and Howard Stark.


  • The first Marvel heroine to have her own series or movie (Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter), Peggy Carter is a Marvel’s Universe trailblazer. Among the first in a lineage of many Marvel heroes that follow, she paves the way for kickass spies like Black Widow.


  • Carter may have loved, and been loved by Steve Rogers (Captain America), but she didn’t need him or the Howling Commandos to be her hero. In Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter alone, she’s proven that she can more than hold her own.


  • The world’s first billionaire-genius playboy, Howard Stark, only trusted one person with his life – and that was Peggy Carter. She’s that good.


  • Because she looks good while kicking ass. This woman is flawless in 40s fashion while taking out the bad guys! All class, Agent Carter uses more than just her good looks to deceive and take down the enemy.


  • She ultimately helped found the peacekeeping organization we know as S.H.I.E.L.D., and may have single-handedly started the second-wave of feminism in the Marvel Universe.


Secretintelligence received by CTV Communications suggests that Agent Carter may takeus back in time to reveal the S.H.I.E.L.D. origin story, and answer some of fansmost burning questions. Here are our predictions:


  • In the aftermath of the world losing Steve Rogers (in Captain America: The First Avenger), we can guess that we’ll learn more about the relationship between Carter and Howard Stark (Tony’s Stark’s dad) and how they created S.H.I.E.L.D.


  • We also hope to see how HYDRA first infiltrated S.H.I.E.L.D., and how the seeds and shocking twists were planted for Captain America: The Winter Soldier and MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.


Questions do stillremain however about whether we’ll see other 084s (Objects of Unknown Origins)that Agent Carter discovered that could wreak havoc on S.H.I.E.L.D., much likethe Obelisk did to Coulson’s team. It also remains to be seenif we’ll see the old-school Howling Commandos’ technologies that continue to aidthe current S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, thanks to Antoine Triplett’s legacy as thegrandson of a Howling Commando.


For moreinformation about MARVEL’S AGENT CARTER, pleasecontact:

Tonia Addison
Sr. Publicist, CTV Networks