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'Marvel's Agent Carter' to debut with a two-hour premiere, Tuesday, Jan. 6, on ABC

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Tue, Dec 2nd 2014 05:00 pm
`Marvel's Agent Carter`: ABC's `Marvel's Agent Carter,` starring `Captain America's` Hayley Atwell, follows the story of Peggy Carter. (Marvel photo by Katrin Marchinowski)
"Marvel's Agent Carter": ABC's "Marvel's Agent Carter," starring "Captain America's" Hayley Atwell, follows the story of Peggy Carter. (Marvel photo by Katrin Marchinowski)

ABC's highly anticipated new seven-part television event, "Marvel's Agent Carter," the second action-packed series from the creative minds at Marvel, inspired by the feature films "Marvel's Captain America: The First Avenger" and "Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier," along with the short "Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter," will debut with a two-hour premiere Tuesday, Jan. 6 (8 p.m., ET).

It's 1946 and peace has dealt Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) a serious blow as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy finds herself stuck doing administrative work when she would rather be back out in the field, putting her vast skills into play and taking down the bad guys. But she is also trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life, Steve Rogers - aka Captain America.

When old acquaintance Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper, "Marvel's Captain America: The First Avenger") finds himself framed for unleashing his deadliest weapons to anyone willing to pony up the cash, he contacts Peggy - the only person he can trust - to track down those responsible, dispose of the weapons, and clear his name. He empowers his butler, Edwin Jarvis (James D'Arcy), to be at her beck and call when needed to help assist her as she investigates and tracks down those responsible for selling these weapons of mass destruction. If caught going on these secret missions for Stark, Peggy could be targeted as a traitor and spend the rest of her days in prison - or worse.

"Marvel's Agent Carter" stars Atwell ("Marvel's Captain America: The First Avenger," "Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier") as Agent Peggy Carter, D'Arcy ("Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World") as Edwin Jarvis, Chad Michael Murray ("One Tree Hill") as Agent Jack Thompson, Enver Gjokaj ("Dollhouse") as Agent Daniel Sousa and Shea Whigham ("American Hustle") as Chief Roger Dooley.

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