8 Things The Cast of Agent Carter Wants You to Know About Season Two

by | January 17, 2016 | Comments

The end of season one saw a lot of changes for Marvel’s Agent Carter. Jack Thompson (Chad Michael Murray) was promoted to head of the Strategic Scientific Reserve (SSR) after the death of Chief Dooley (Shea Whigham), Soviet trained assassin Dottie Underwood (Bridget Regan) escaped, Daniel Sousa (Enver Gjokaj) finally asked Peggy on a date (to no avail), and Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) saved the day (without recognition) and finally let go of Captain America/Steve Rogers (well, his blood anyway). Season two brings an even bigger change: the action is moving from New York City to Los Angeles. On a visit to the set of season two, we spoke with the cast and showrunners about what to expect in the new season.


Los Angeles Is Practically A Character

agent_carter_los_angeles

This season’s move to Los Angeles opened up the possibility of incorporating the city into the show. Showrunners Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters loved the freedom of shooting wide shots. Fazekas explained, “You’ll see the Griffith Observatory and you’ll see some beautiful shots of driving through Los Angeles. I think it’s been a real huge benefit to the show. I mean there’s some beautiful shots down at the L.A. river and I mean, just really kind of iconic L.A.” “There’s nothing that says L.A. more than pulling a body out of the L.A. River,” added Butters.


Peggy and Jarvis Go On More Adventures

agent_carter_peggy_los_angeles

In season one we saw Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper) on the run, with his valet Edwin Jarvis (James D’Arcy) helping Peggy Carter anyway he can to clear Stark’s name. As the action moves to Los Angeles, so does Peggy and Jarvis’ relationship. On their partnership, D’Arcy said, “Peggy knows that Jarvis is someone that she can trust and a confidant — whilst not necessarily being the number one draft pick for going on missions. You know, I think she quite likes torturing him as well. So there’s a sort of a glee in her face as she makes me do things I don’t want to do. And god bless Jarvis; he’s game and ineffective for the most part.”


Flamingos Are Difficult To Work With

agent_carter_flamingo

In an early episode of the season Peggy and Jarvis have to deal with one of Stark’s newest acquisitions — a real live flamingo. According to D’Arcy, “There were four flamingos ranging in aggressive natures from quite mild to psychotic. And the nicest one was called Simon. And then the one that was a menace to society was called Cannibal. I had to do this scene where I had to chase the flamingo around and maybe be chased by the flamingo. And it all looked very funny on paper, then I sort of arrived and said ‘Just checking, it’s not dangerous with a… I mean, it’s a flamingo, right? It’s not dangerous?’ And they went, ‘Oh yah. Oh yah, cowboy, that thing will peck your eyes out,’ and I was like, ‘Okay?!’ And then the handlers kept calling me ‘cowboy,’ which did not inspire confidence. And so the girl put her arm out and Cannibal just went to town — he’s pecking away like a maniac. So I thought, ‘This is worrying.’ And then — and THEN — it turned out that flamingos, that Cannibal really liked me. And Cannibal sort of refused to peck me, or chase me, or be chased by me. Cannibal just wanted a hug. But as soon as the handlers came back in, Cannibal went nuts again. So we had to have them stand off camera, so that they would either run away or towards them.  Poor Cannibal. I think he was pretty happy when his day was over.”


We Haven’t Seen The Last of Dottie

agent_carter_peggy_dottie

When we first met Dottie, she seemed like just another working woman living in Peggy Carter’s boarding hotel, but as season one progressed, it was revealed that Dottie was actually a Soviet assassin — one who always managed to escape. On working with Regan again for season two, Atwell said, “This is a different relationship, in some ways. Without spoiling anything, I need her. And I also get to have scenes with her which are like a chess game. As an actor, that’s incredibly exhilarating, because a lot of the scenes between us are so filled with subtext, and yet, on the surface, she’s got this very soft spoken elegant voice. And yet, you know she’s an assassin.”


There’s Some History With Peggy And Sousa

agent_carter_peggy_sousa

Although in season one the sexual tension between Sousa and Peggy was not a main plot point, it was there, and the season ended with Peggy turning him down for a date. When asked whether that would come into play in season two, Gjokaj said, “When season two starts, we don’t know what’s happened, but something has passed between them. Such that Daniel decides to start his life over again in L.A., running the West Coast Bureau [of the SSR]. Chad’s character, Jack Thompson, decides that it would be really, really funny when I ask some for back up to send out Peggy.”


Peggy Finds An Equal In Jason Wilkes

agent_carter_peggy_wilkes

New to season two, Jason Wilkes (Reggie Austin) is a scientist helping Peggy throughout the season. Austin said of the two characters, “When they meet, each of them instantly sees something in the other. Peggy is rising through the ranks and as a woman working in the SSR trying to make a name for herself, and stand on her own, of her own accord, and Jason Wilkes is working as a scientist, one of the top scientists in his field, but he’s had to work hard to get there. So it’s the similar sort of struggle of an African-American and a woman in the 1940s trying to succeed. I think that they sort of both see that in one another.”


Calvin Chadwick and Whitney Frost Are A Power Couple

agent_carter_whitney_frost_calvin_chadwick

Another set of new characters introduced in season two are actress Whitney Frost (Wynn Everett) and her husband, senatorial candidate Calvin Chadwick (Currie Graham). Of their relationship, actor Graham said, “We’re a power couple to sort of make it short. Think of Bill and Hillary. It’s that kind of thing. It’s that kind of relationship. I think that Chadwick was attracted to her because of her beauty and she’s obviously a very smart woman, very successful, also very type A, and so we really strive — both of us, I think — for greatness.”

On the character of Whitney Frost, who was inspired in part by Hedy Lamarr, Everett said that although she is a famous actress, she’s “also a scientist, and in the history of the comics includes a certain alter ego. So just the prospect of maybe one day getting to play that alter ego was beyond exciting.”

Whitney Frost in the comics is also known as villain Madame Masque.


There Will Be More Comic Book Elements This Season

agent_carter_marvel_logo

Although showrunners Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters insist the show is still very much theirs creatively, they will be adding more from the Marvel comics this season, including Dark Force, which they will be calling Zero Matter. Butters elaborated, “It’s 1947. They don’t know, they don’t call it Dark Force, they don’t know where it comes from.”

Writer and Executive Producer Chris Dingess added, “When we were talking about Los Angeles, we started talking about the city. Then we started talking about the desert and what was going on in the desert. It was all the scientific exploration that was starting to take place in Los Angeles with JPL, and then just different types of testing that was going on in the desert. That lead us to talking about Area 51 and the sci-fi of it all, and the movies that were born from the ’40s into the ’50s and stuff like that. And so we started talking about sci-fi elements and that led us towards Dark Force.”

There will also be more “Easter eggs” and tie-ins to the Marvel Cinematic Universe throughout the season. On the introduction of Dark Force, Butters added, “Certainly with Dark Force, it touches on Dr. Strange.”


The two-hour season premiere of Marvel’s Agent Carter airs on January 19th at 9PM on ABC.

  • *wants to hug Cannibal*
    *wishes flamingos made good pets*

Tag Cloud

Winners DirecTV Emmys Amazon See It Skip It Spike RT21 Comedy E! Masterpiece Sundance PBS rotten movies we love HBO Max adaptation First Look Nat Geo twilight TV renewals Acorn TV Shondaland National Geographic Reality Competition Song of Ice and Fire El Rey crossover 24 frames supernatural MCU Mary Tyler Moore Netflix Red Carpet Apple TV Plus TruTV Disney+ Disney Plus Arrowverse jamie lee curtis Grammys 21st Century Fox news Sneak Peek Film DC Comics Thanksgiving Avengers San Diego Comic-Con quibi comiccon vampires concert animated Schedule Universal Musical Pop social media finale Sony Pictures christmas movies Hear Us Out dc Star Trek breaking bad sequels Syfy south america documentaries Turner LGBT 20th Century Fox movie Esquire Opinion Reality IFC dogs ITV A&E Trophy Talk canceled CBS All Access free movies Television Academy children's TV Music YouTube Premium 2016 Calendar Emmy Nominations Disney Channel CNN 71st Emmy Awards comic Cosplay PlayStation Comedy Central 2017 ESPN TCA 2017 Year in Review Dark Horse Comics Peacock YouTube Lionsgate Logo psychological thriller RT History Musicals versus Horror ratings series documentary game show comics President Disney Plus Bravo Spring TV serial killer VICE Hallmark Christmas movies Marvel Television E3 screen actors guild award winner psycho Family Tubi hispanic travel cults unscripted TCA biography nature Drama OWN TV Walt Disney Pictures richard e. Grant Adult Swim talk show A24 Biopics Sci-Fi 72 Emmy Awards directors Ovation anime MTV cops true crime Lifetime witnail TIFF Rocketman BAFTA 2018 DGA The CW cancelled TCA Winter 2020 Awards all-time Amazon Prime Video blockbuster werewolf mockumentary IFC Films Toys Pride Month anthology emmy awards sports Showtime satire zero dark thirty Extras HBO Character Guide Fantasy Lucasfilm Lifetime Christmas movies asian-american romantic comedy Country Discovery Channel GLAAD Holidays obituary sequel blaxploitation Baby Yoda game of thrones halloween science fiction Pop TV Ghostbusters Countdown romance casting films doctor who Infographic Tomatazos stop motion criterion Starz based on movie Summer HBO Go toy story Tarantino Stephen King Elton John 45 Nominations period drama FOX dramedy AMC Fox News adventure TNT APB BBC America Pet Sematary book Mary Poppins Returns technology TLC parents disaster justice league Crackle History Film Festival Mudbound Interview Tumblr Travel Channel Awards Tour renewed TV shows Action Election facebook nbcuniversal CBS child's play Cannes PaleyFest YouTube Red Superheroes cooking crime cancelled TV shows Fall TV medical drama Disney zombies Captain marvel independent Western cancelled TV series Netflix Christmas movies LGBTQ foreign a nightmare on elm street Set visit reviews Anna Paquin Paramount 2019 Brie Larson Paramount Network Disney streaming service stoner Christmas Marvel Studios Martial Arts TCM space dark BET Apple TV+ DC streaming service Quiz miniseries boxoffice historical drama Amazon Prime slashers NBC indie USA Network The Purge tv talk name the review Black History Month critics Binge Guide Valentine's Day Women's History Month Star Wars universal monsters composers police drama MSNBC scary movies Black Mirror theme song video comedies Premiere Dates best chucky Chilling Adventures of Sabrina worst Nickelodeon Marvel VH1 batman sitcom VOD SDCC Pixar cartoon dceu robots hist television Podcast green book Super Bowl hollywood Comic Book Video Games USA Warner Bros. NYCC mission: impossible CW Seed binge Epix spider-man cinemax Chernobyl canceled TV shows Polls and Games Hulu Kids & Family docudrama revenge cars Watching Series crime drama stand-up comedy golden globes festivals Freeform Classic Film Funimation movies spy thriller singing competition 007 Heroines First Reviews FXX Mystery harry potter ghosts 2015 GIFs thriller New York Comic Con natural history Mindy Kaling Rom-Com Amazon Studios cats crime thriller Trivia political drama Cartoon Network TCA Awards franchise classics Creative Arts Emmys indiana jones zombie 2020 sag awards The Walking Dead video on demand reboot BBC One DC Universe Turner Classic Movies war ABC ABC Family BET Awards Britbox streaming dragons Academy Awards Crunchyroll latino Endgame joker what to watch OneApp Spectrum Originals rotten kids teaser 4/20 TV Land FX elevated horror GoT screenings SXSW American Society of Cinematographers Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt mutant Rock Best and Worst Pirates Marathons X-Men Apple The Witch Superheroe BBC Sundance Now Teen Animation transformers Vudu cancelled television Shudder fast and furious Holiday Oscars Food Network diversity FX on Hulu WGN Trailer YA superhero Winter TV Writers Guild of America discovery Television Critics Association CMT aliens Sundance TV Rocky spain Mary poppins TBS The Arrangement Comics on TV SundanceTV Box Office Photos laika spanish language strong female leads Columbia Pictures politics Ellie Kemper Certified Fresh WarnerMedia spinoff die hard Hallmark