According to a report from the UK Mirror, British actress Hayley Atwell has landed the lead role in a forthcoming Agent Carter television series.
Atwell, who originated the role in Marvel’s first Captain America feature alongside Chris Evans, recently wrapped shooting on Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier. There was a groundswell of support for a project featuring her as Peggy Carter after the highly positive response to the Agent Carter short film that was released as a bonus feature on the Iron Man III Blu-Ray disc.
Atwell is quoted as stating “It’s Marvel’s major project of 2014, and it will be a big budget production.”
With Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD languishing in the ratings, the studio is obviously looking to diversify their small-screen portfolio, and Carter most certainly fits the bill.
Marvel has not yet confirmed the report, and Ms. Atwell’s management had not returned a request for comment as of the last update to this article.
In case you haven’t seen the short film, here’s a clip. Enjoy!
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