Agent Carter is heading to Hollywood!
When the second season of the ABC drama kicks off, Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) will be westward bound thanks to the SSR. “There’s a case that goes beyond what the LAPD or normal local police would be able to handle that falls into their purview,” executive producer Michele Fazekas tells EW.
Moving the setting across coasts provided the series with a whole new look, according to EP Tara Butters. “It’s a great place for us location wise, so you can see so many different parts of glamor and grit,” as evidenced in the limited edition Comic-Con poster for the show’s second season below—which you can pick up for free at the Marvel booth (#2329) from Thursday-Sunday, while supplies last.
“In Los Angeles, you have the spectacular wealth, glamour and beauty right next to the grit and crime—often right up against each other,” Fazekas adds. “We’re very much being inspired by Noir films.”
As EW revealed on Tuesday, Peggy will be joined by Jarvis (James D’Arcy), Agent Sousa (Enver Gjokaj) and likely Agent Jack Thompson—sources say deals for Chad Michael Murray, Lyndsy Fonseca and Bridget Regan are forthcoming.
“We have a nice organic way to infuse Jarvis,” Fazekas says. “That was always the challenge. He’s not an agent. The case for the first season is over, so the biggest question for us this season was: We love Peggy and Jarvis together, that’s a really important relationship, how do we keep them together? LA has provided us a really nice, organic way to do so.”
Unlike last season, however, Jarvis isn’t necessarily keeping tabs on Carter for Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper). “She’s not working for Howard in this regard,” Fazekas says, noting that Peggy has a level of respect now from her co-workers after the events of season 1. “The nice thing about Peggy this season is she’s not having to hide her agenda from the SSR. [Jarvis] is helping her out, just in a different way.” Unfortunately, Jarvis is not a fan of Los Angeles. “He hates California,” Fazekas says. “He hates palm trees. He does not stop wearing a wool suit.”
Agent Carter is slated to return midseason on ABC.