Marvel is really kicking things into high gear. Their series of films basically already owns the box office at your local theatre and with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premiering next week they’re hoping to dominate the small screen as well. If that one takes off it looks like we may get another series starring Captain America’s girlfriend Peggy Carter.
The “one shot” short films featured as extras on Marvel movies’ DVD releases are becoming a hotbed for TV series ideas. After one such short, Item 47 on The Avengers DVD about the agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., led to the new ABC/Marvel series, another one may also spawn a series project for ABC. Marvel is notoriously secretive about their development, and no one would comment, but I hear the company is working on a concept for a potential TV series inspired by Agent Carter, a one shot, which will be featured on the upcoming Blu-ray release of Iron Man 3.
This is obviously still in the very early stages and could very well not actually happen but I, for one, hope it does. I especially hope they get Hayley Atwell back as well because she was great in Captain America and we’ve already had a sneak peek at the Marvel One Shot short film Agent Carter which drops with Iron Man 3 next week and it looks like it might be awesome.
I mean, let’s face it, I’m a Marvel fanboy, but also a female led period action show? That could be seriously amazing stuff. Time will tell, but I’m on board.