The HEROINE TRADE
Audiences know Peggy Carter from the movies. How did bringing her to TV differ from the development of Agents Of SHIELD? There were a lot chefs but in this case I think it helped bring together an extraordinary story and dialogue. And because it’s an eight- part series, you could tell a story with a beginning, middle and an end. It’s very different when you’re looking down the tunnel of 22 episodes which is a standard broadcast window.
Does this show integrate with the wider Marvel universe or is it another One- Shot? Both and neither. As we have often said, it’s all connected. We’re telling a story in that world if the studio was involved or not. It’s a big boon for our fans but at the same token Agent Carter needs to be, and is, a television series that if you have never seen anything by Marvel – and we know there are two or three people in Borneo that haven’t – then you still understand it and enjoy it.
Are you confident there’ll be a second series? At the end of the day, it’s the network’s decision of whether they want to continue and it will be made in conjunction with how big of an audience we have. Creatively in terms of the writing staff, our showrunners and our extraordinary cast, we’d be happy to do two more or 100 more.
Peggy has an epic life. Are you commited to the ’ 40s/’ 50s setting or will you jump decades? It’s a really smart question. The short answer is yes, we’ve talked about trying to figure out if the next one would take place next day or years later.