According to Comic Book Movie on Saturday, with the recent announcement confirming ABC's "Agent Carter" starring Hayley Atwell having been officially green-lit, shortly thereafter a poster promoting the TV show debuted. Also a recent cast photo of Fox's "Gotham" TV show was posted online giving hints as to what direction the project is going.
Atwell, who appeared in "Captain America: The First Avenger" and "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" even tweeted the exciting news on her Twitter account. She also appeared in the "Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter" clip in the events that followed the first "Captain America" film.
"I am delighted to confirm Marvel's Agent Carter is going ahead!! #AgentCarter".
The ABC TV series basically takes place in 1946 during the post-World War II era where Carter attempts to fit in into the normal, run-of-the-mill life in a time where women were well below the glass ceiling of any kind of promotional opportunities. Carter is enlisted by Howard Stark to run secret missions and when she's not doing that, she's doing typical administrative work. As seen in the "Marvel One-Shot" short, she is seen being brought on board to lead the SSR, Strategic Scientific Reserve, which later becomes S.H.I.E.L.D.
The British actress currently is in dual citizenship status and is an only child. She was named after the well known Hayley Mills who had starred in Disney's "Pollyanna" and her previous historical resume entailed her working in BBC related projects. She had starred in Woody Allen's movie "Cassandra's Dream" and then four years later was offered the role as Agent Carter in "Captain America: The First Avenger".
Since the show will be running on ABC next year, one could wonder if there could be tie-ins or overlaps that connect "Agent Carter" with "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." It was mentioned that it will act as a "bridge show" during the second season hiatus of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." and should tie-in to each other during the 2014 to the 2015 season airings.
Also, Fox TV introduced its first trailer for "Gotham" and even more recently a cast photo showing Easter eggs of sorts in the background. The show takes place starring McKenzie as Detective James Gordon in the events prior to Bruce Wayne's role as the Batman. It is directed by Danny Cannon with stars McKenzie and Jada Pinkett Smith. A host of others actors will portray villains before they became arch rivals to Batman. This show will likely reveal the origin of the city of Gotham and the stories that evolved it into the corrupt city it currently is today.