Marvel’s Head of Television, Jeph Loeb, took to the stage Friday night at New York Comic Con to moderate Marvel’s Agents of Primetime panel to a packed room. The panel, which focused on the two ABC series – Agents of SHIELD and Agent Carter, lacked the casts from both series, but did feature a special appearance by Agent Coulson himself, Clark Gregg, and a video message from Agent Carter stars Hayley Atwell and James D’Arcy.
Little was revealed in regards to Agents of SHIELD, but Loeb did note that the series was now in production of it’s 50th episode. Luckily, Agent Carter had enough announcements to sate the crowd.
The first major announcement revealed stars Dominic Cooper and Bridget Regan will be returning to reprise their roles of Howard Stark and Dottie Underwood, respectively, in season two of Agent Carter. Cooper and Regan will be joining previously announced returning cast members Enver Gjokaj and Chad Michael Murray.
With the series switching locations from New York to Los Angeles, it would come as no shock that season two would introduce new faces. Joining the cast in season two will be Wynn Everett as Whitney Frost, a Hollywood actress and brilliant inventor, Reggie Austin as Dr. Jason Wilkes,a quirky yet charismatic scientist who instantly charms Peggy, Currie Graham as Calvin Chadwick,a high-powered businessman and husband of Hollywood actress Whitney Frost, and Lotte Verbeek as Ana Jarvis, the free-spirited wife of Edwin Jarvis, Ana Jarvis, who immediately befriends Peggy and helps her to adjust to life in Los Angeles.
Once the casting announcements wrapped, panel goers were treated to a clip from the first episode of season two of Agent Carter. The clip, featuring D’Arcy and Atwell, involved Jarvis showing Peggy the “intricacies” of Howard Stark’s “high-tech” car. With a flip of a switch a secret compartment opens from under the dashboard revealing a bottle of champagne and wine glasses. Jarvis explains to Peggy that the windows can be tinted to allow for more “privacy.” As Peggy aims to adjust the seat, it violently reclines to a flat position allowing for more “extracurricular” activities in the tiny space. The clip ended shortly after that. While the clip did not reveal much in terms of plot, it did capture roomful of laughs from the panel-goers.
The Agents of Primetime spent the remaining time screening next week’s Agents of SHIELD episode, which we won’t spoil.
Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD airs Tuesday nights on ABC at 9 PM.
Marvel’s Agent Carter will return in 2016 for its second season on ABC.