Today sees not just one piece of good news for TV news for Marvel fans, but two! Firstly, Agents of SHIELD has just been renewed for season two – good timing, considering the season finale airs in just a few days’ time. It’s the series that gets to show the wider implications of events in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, such as the clean-up of London after Thor: The Dark World, and surviving in the climate of betrayal after Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
But that’s not the most important news. Rumours have been flying around for months, and today it was confirmed that ABC will be airing a full series of Agent Carter, with Hayley Atwell starring as the character first introduced in Captain America: The First Avenger.
With Marvel seemingly moving down the route of presenting female characters in their own right, rather than merely as romantic interests, let’s hope that the Agent Carter series will lean more heavily on the “secret missions” angle than the “single woman in America” schtick.