Agent Carter (also known as Marvel's Agent Carter) is an American superhero action television series created by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, inspired by the films Captain America: The First Avenger and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and the Marvel One-Shot short film of the same name.
It is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, sharing continuity with the films of the franchise, and features the character Peggy Carter, with Hayley Atwell reprising her role from the film series and One-Shot, as she must balance life as a secret agent with that of a single woman in 1940s America.
It's 1946 and peace has dealt Agent Peggy Carter (Atwell), 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 - aka Captain America.
When old acquaintance Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper, Marvel's Captain America: The First Avenger) 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 (James D'Arcy), 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.
Agent Carter stars Hayley Atwell (Marvel's Captain America: The First Avenger, Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier) as Agent Peggy Carter, James D'Arcy (Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World) as Edwin Jarvis, Chad Michael Murray (One Tree Hill, A Cinderella Story) as Agent Jack Thompson, Enver Gjokaj (Dollhouse) as Agent Daniel Sousa and Shea Whigham (Boardwalk Empire, The Wolf of Wall Street) as Chief Roger Dooley.
Tara Butters (Resurrection), Michele Fazekas (Resurrection), Christopher Markus (Marvel's Captain America: The First Avenger, Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier), Stephen McFeely (Marvel's Captain America: The First Avenger, Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier), Chris Dingess (Men in Trees), Kevin Feige (Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel's The Avengers), Louis D'Esposito (Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel's Iron Man 3), Alan Fine (Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Marvel's Thor), Joe Quesada (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel's Avengers Assemble), Stan Lee (Spider-Man, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk) and Jeph Loeb (Smallville, Lost, Heroes) are executive producers.
Agent Carter is produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television.