The word that Agents of SHIELD fans have been waiting for has come…the spy/adventure series has been officially renewed for a second year. Despite a significant drop in rating since its impressive debut last fall, the series is still pulling in respectable ratings, averaging 10.74 million viewers and a 4.1 rating among adults 18-49 in Live+7 DVR figures. Many fans say that the show is just finding its feet after a slow start, as a result of events in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. So the second season should begin with some momentum.
But that isn’t the only Marvel series that ABC has approved for next fall. The proposed Agent Carter series has gotten the green-light, as well. Based on her popularity from Captain America: The First Avenger, Haley Atwell’s Peggy Carter character was given a short film, released as part of the Iron Man 3 DVD/Blu-Ray package, which led to the idea of a weekly series. Atwell’s participation in the series is confirmed and she is reported to be enthusiastic about the show’s potential.
The show will follow the post WW2 adventures of the intrepid Agent Carter as she balances her personal life with her covert government work. She will help with the creation of SHIELD, which is quietly being infiltrated by the insidious Hydra. Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters will act as show runners, with Steve McFeely, Christopher Marcus and Jeph Loeb producing.