To help kick off the new year, ABC and Marvel have released a new promo for the upcoming second season of Marvel's Agent Carter. This promo features little dialogue, but teases a lot of action, some short quips, and what appears to be a sword fight. Take a look below:https://youtu.be/z2zsaIipjXM
The viewer, and Peggy Carter (played brilliantly by Hayley Atwell), are encouraged through a voice over to "be bold, be badass, and dress to kill" (which doesn't sound like a bad New Year's resolution, to be honest). Aside from hinting at a few action packed moments, the promo thankfully features very little plot details and doesn't have much in the way of spoiler-y shots or hidden details.
While much of the plot has been kept secret during most of the promotional campaign, Marvel wrapped up 2015 by issuing a release containing a full plot synopsis. The release also included a teaser comic book image of Madame Masque. Some interesting details include the profession of Carter's rumoured love interest, some eerie information about a dead body Carter encounters, and a reference to the series' Big Bad, Madame Masque. In addition, the release seems to confirm that Daniel Sousa (played by Enver Gjokaj) has indeed received a promotion, and indicates the return of a fan-favourite villain from season one.
The show's main villain will be Madame Masque, also known as actress Whitney Frost. In the comic books, she has a lengthy history with Tony Stark, and has a serious grudge against Kate Bishop (also known as Hawkeye, some might say the better one). The producers of Marvel's Agent Carter have confirmed that Frost's character will be tweaked to better fit in with the show's 1950s setting. In the show, Frost will be both a Hollywood star and a "brilliant" physicist, as well as a "mastermind".
Season two will also introduce viewers to Jarvis' patient and apparently free-spirited wife Ana (played by Lotte Verbeek), who will strike up a friendship of sorts with Carter.
'Marvel’s Agent Carter' returns for a dynamic second season of adventure and intrigue, starring Hayley Atwell in the titular role of the unstoppable Agent Peggy Carter, working for the SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve).
Dedicated to the fight against new Atomic Age threats in the wake of World War II, Agent Carter journeys from New York City to Los Angeles for her most dangerous – and bizarre – assignment yet. East Coast SSR Chief Jack Thompson (Chad Michael Murray) sends Peggy to work with newly appointed West Coast SSR Chief Daniel Sousa (Enver Gjokaj) to explore a strange homicide involving a body that glows and emanates cold.
Upon her arrival, Peggy reunites with Howard Stark’s (Dominic Cooper) butler and her loyal partner-in-crime, Edwin Jarvis (James D’Arcy), who welcomes her to the Hollywood life and sets her up at Stark’s mansion. There, Peggy meets Ana (Lotte Verbeek), Jarvis’ free-spirited and devoted wife to whom she takes an immediate liking.
Eventually, the odd investigation leads Peggy to quirky yet charming scientist Jason Wilkes (Reggie Austin), who quickly becomes an ally — and sparks fly. As Peggy continues to find clues in this peculiar case, she is introduced to the machinations of Whitney Frost (Wynn Everett), a movie starlet, brilliant physicist and the true power behind husband and senatorial candidate Calvin Chadwick (Currie Graham). Calvin, a politician who will do anything to get to the top, befriends Vernon Masters (Kurtwood Smith), a veteran of the War Department with a keen understanding of how to work the system. Peggy soon discovers that corruption seemingly runs deep, making it hard to distinguish the good versus the bad.
The search comes full circle when Russian spy Dottie Underwood (Bridget Regan) returns into Peggy’s life in a new and unexpected way. But even as Peggy discovers a new city, both old and new friends – and potentially a new love – she’s about to learn the bright lights of post-war Hollywood mask a more sinister threat to everyone she is sworn to protect.
Here is the image of Madame Masque they've included, which I believe comes from the pages of Marvel's 2010 series Moon Night.
Marvel's Agent Carter will return on Tuesday January 19th, with a two hour special on ABC.