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ABC's 'Agent Carter' releases in January with 8 episodes

 Hayley Atwell attends the Laurence Olivier Awards at The Royal Opera House on April 13, 2014 in London, England.
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According to ComicBook.com on Saturday, ABC's "Agent Carter" will run as a companion show to "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." and will be released with eight episodes scheduled for January of next year. For those who aren't familiar with the character, she was originally seen in "Captain America: The First Avenger" as well as the elderly version of Peggy Carter, played by Hayley Atwell, in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier."

She also starred in the "Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter" where she's seen working for the pre-S.H.I.E.L.D. organization S.S.R. or otherwise known as the Strategic Scientific Reserve where she partakes in administrative work by day and runs dangerous missions to save the world by night. She is viewed by most men in her era as rather subservient, but Howard Stark saw to it that she become the first director of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Also released was a Marvel Entertainment's video interview with her talking about being called back to the Marvel Cinematic Universe after having been away for four years. She feels that Agent Carter is someone everyone wants her to be and that the audience would like to view the different dimensions of the Carter character. She portrays a strong woman who fell in love with a man with a will and fortitude just as equally as strong.

Obviously in the "Captain America 2" sequel, they reunite in her elderly state as he sits by her bedside and tries to figure out what to do in his situation. Steve Rogers is still young in appearance due to his cryogenic stasis in a block of ice. His last contact with Carter was over the North Atlantic where he crashed into the frozen waters of the ocean and was stuck there for decades until he was defrosted by S.H.I.E.L.D.

One can only speculate what the show is about, but some may think other roles like those from the Howling Commandos may make an appearance. ABC's "Agent Carter" starts its first episode in January 2015.