Agent Carter may have won the battle against Dr. Fennhoff in Season One, but Leviathan is still out there…waiting, plotting. Whether we’ll see any evidence of the organization again in the upcoming second season, we at least know who Agent Carter will have to outsmart next: Madame Masque.
Agent Carter executive producers Tara Butters and Chris Dingess revealed that Madame Masque will be a little different than her original comic book version.
“Our villain from the season is very much a Marvel villain that we co-opted a little bit like we did Dr. Fennhoff in the first season,” Butters explained in an interview with SlashFilm.
“We put our spin on her,” Dingess agreed.
“I think we’ve changed the look of her a bit obviously,” Butters explained. “We’ve made her an actress, which is very Hedy Lamarr. She was a ’40s siren actress who was also a scientific genius, so that’s part of what we’re mining with this character.”
Butters also disclosed that they had already picked their Madame Masque, but they aren’t ready to announce her identity just yet.
As to why they chose Madame Masque, Butters said, “As much as there are not enough female heroes just on television, I feel like having a female villain is just as equally powerful.”
“I also think because she’s a female villain, her story informs Peggy’s story in a unique way and vice versa,” Dingness added.
Season two of Agents Carter is expected to air sometime in January 2016 during Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s midseason break on ABC.