'Agent Carter' Comic-Con Panel News, Update: Showrunners Talk About 'Glamorous' and 'Gritty' Season 2
Friday's Comic-Con panel event of ABC's hit TV drama series "Agent Carter" dropped some huge teasers on what to expect when the show returns for its second season.
executive producer Michele Fazekas revealed the reason behind Peggy's (Hayley Atwell) trip to Hollywood.
"She [still] works for The Strategic Scientific Reserve. So there's a case that goes beyond what normal LAPD or normal local police would be able to handle that it falls under their purview," the showrunner told Entertainment Weekly.
Joined by co-exec producer Tara Butters, the panelists also gave their thoughts behind the choice of a new LA setting.
"Obviously glamour. You're dealing with Old Hollywood, but also, it's weirdly the kind of place where [there's] a burgeoning scientific community—you had JPL back then and the nuclear testing in the desert. So it's a great place for us, location-wise, so you can see so many different parts of glamour and grit," Butters told the media outlet.
Fazekas meanwhile points out the perfect blend of "wealth and glamour and beauty" to the "grit and crime" of the LA setting.
"I love telling those stories. I love ugly things happening in beautiful places. We're very much being inspired by noir films," the executive producer said.
The show bosses were also asked on who's coming back for Season 2. Taking Butters and Fazekas' words, it was confirmed that Chad Michael Murray, Enver Gjokaj, and James D'Arcy will be reprising their roles as Agent Thompson, Agent Sousa, and Jarvis, respectively.
The conversation consequently boiled down to the query if the titular character would possibly get a new love interest. This is what the showrunners has told EW:
According to Butters, "I definitely feel like you will see Peggy exploring many different parts of her relationships in Los Angeles."
Fazekas, on the other hand, hinted that "it would be complicated for her."
"Agent Carter" Season 2 airs early 2016 on ABC.