After months (literally months, guys. What’s the deal?) of waiting for Marvel’s Agent Carter to get a UK broadcaster, you can finally throw your hands up in the air in celebration and relief: FOX UK has decided to step in and pick up the show’s first season.
UK fans can expect the Hayley Atwell-led series to be on their screens in as early as July this year, but a specific air date is yet to be confirmed.
Agent Carter is FOX UK’s first acquisition since Jeff Ford became Managing Director in April. He said: “Marvel’s Agent Carter is blockbuster Hollywood entertainment at its best. With high production values and a stellar UK and international cast, the series is the perfect addition to FOX UK’s summer line up, continuing the channel’s commitment to bring exclusive, original and breakthrough series to a UK audience.”
Dayna Donaldson, General Manager of Media Distribution for Disney UK and Ireland, said: “Marvel’s Agent Carter is another great example of gripping storytelling from ABC Studios, so we’re delighted that it has found a home in the UK on FOX. We’re sure that the compelling, fast-paced and mysterious storylines will keep UK viewers on the edge of their seats this summer.”
Read Marvel’s Agent Carter’s official synopsis here:
It’s 1946 and Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell reprising her role from Marvel’s “Captain America” films) is working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve). Relegated to administrative work, she is bored and frustrated. Sworn to protect those who cannot protect themselves, Agent Carter is a highly trained field agent and her male colleagues have made a huge mistake underestimating her. When old acquaintance Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper, Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger) finds himself being framed for unleashing his deadliest weapons, he contacts Peggy — the only person he can trust — to track down those responsible, dispose of the weapons and clear his name.
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. As she delves deeper into her investigation, she discovers things are not as they seem. Is Stark as innocent as he claims? Marvel’s Agent Carter also stars James D’Arcy (Broadchurch) as Edwin Jarvis, Chad Michael Murray (One Tree Hill, A Cinderella Story) as Agent Jack Thompson, Enver Gjokaj(Dollhouse) as Agent Daniel Sousa and Shea Whigham (American Hustle, The Wolf of Wall Street) as Chief Roger Dooley.
So, so, so happy right now.
Marvel’s Agent Carter premieres on FOX in July in the UK. Get all the latest superhero news with every issue of SciFiNow.