ABC must be really excited for their new show Agent Carter, since they announced extending the series premiere. Collider reports that ABC is expanding the pilot episode, clocking it in to be a two hour premiere. This is fantastic news for fans of the upcoming series, since it means they’ll be getting a double dose of the badass Marvel character, played by Hayley Atwell.
What makes the news even better is that fans won’t be waiting for too long to see the series premiere. Agent Carter is set to debut on televisions across the nation on January 6, 2015. Read the plot synopsis below to familiarize yourself with the world of Peggy Carter.
It’s 1946 and peace has dealt Agent Peggy Carter a serious blow as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy finds herself stuck doing administrative work when she would rather be back out in the field, putting her vast skills into play and taking down the bad guys. But she is also trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life, Steve Rogers – a.k.a. Captain America. When old acquaintance Howard Stark finds himself being framed for unleashing his deadliest weapons to anyone willing to pony up the cash, he contacts Peggy — the only person he can trust — to track down those responsible, dispose of the weapons and clear his name. He empowers his butler, Edwin Jarvis, to be at her beck and call when needed to help assist her as she investigates and tracks down those responsible for selling these weapons of mass destruction. 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.
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