Marvel series Agent Carter is due to arrive in the UK with Fox winning the rights to screen it.

The show will be a spin-off from the Captain America movies and will see Hayley Atwell back in her role as Agent Peggy Carter working for the SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve) in 1946, but bored after being relegated to administrative work.

But then her old acquaintance Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper) gets in touch in need of her help as he has been framed for unleashing his deadliest weapons and needs her help in tracking them down, along with the real culprit.

Agent Carter



Agent Carter (Fox UK)

 

Getting involved in the secret investigations could have serious consequences for Carter, but she soon discovers that there could be more to the situation than meets the eye.

The series also stars Broadchurch’s James D’Arcy as Edwin Jarvis, Chad Michael Murray as Agent Jack Thompson, Dollhouse star Enver Gjokaj as Agent Daniel Sousa and Shea Whigham (American Hustle and The Wolf Of Wall Street) as Chief Roger Dooley.

Agent Carter

Hayley Atwell stars as Agent Carter (Fox UK)

 

Agent Carter will run as six hour-long episodes and is due to premiere on Fox UK from July.

Fox UK managing director Jeff Ford said: “Marvel’s Agent Carter is blockbuster Hollywood entertainment at its best. With high production values and a stellar UK and international cast, the series is the perfect addition to FOX UK’s summer line up, continuing the channel’s commitment to bring exclusive, original and breakthrough series to a UK audience.”