- This article is about the TV series. For the short film with the same name, look here. The title character in both of these, see Peggy Carter.
Marvel's Agent Carter, or simply Agent Carter, is an American television series and the second to be set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It spun-off from the film, Captain America: The First Avenger, and the Marvel One-Shot Agent Carter. It was produced by Marvel Television, ABC Studios, and F&B Fazekas & Butters.
The TV series has been noted as either happening before or even during the Marvel One-Shot, despite both it and the first season happening during 1946, as well as the second season going into the next year, with Peggy still working for the S.S.R., instead of at S.H.I.E.L.D., as the Marvel One-Shot left her, leaving its canon debatable. Also, another plot hole is that the short depicts her as not having got over Steve Rogers, which she did do in season 1.
- Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter: A female agent who was a key player in supporting Captain America (Steve Rogers) against Hydra in World War II, who has now been downgraded in the S.S.R.
- James D'Arcy as Edwin Jarvis: Howard Stark's butler and chauffeur who is tasked with assisting Carter, originally to prove his innocence.
- Enver Gjokaj as Agent later Chief Daniel Sousa: Sousa was originally an agent of the S.S.R.'s New York branch, who moved to the Los Angeles branch after being promoted. He is also a love interest to Carter.
- Chad Michael Murray as Agent later Chief Jack Thompson: Thompson was originally an agent of S.S.R.'s New York branch until he was promoted in the wake of his superior's death. Thompson has mixed loyalties to his fellow agents, hoping to climb the agency's ladder, even if that means ignoring the bigger threats that could stop him from doing that.
- Shea Whigham as Chief Roger Dooley: The head of the S.S.R.'s New York branch in season 1, who died after being hypnotized into wearing an explosive heat vest by Johann Fennhoff.
- Main article: List of Agent Carter episodes
ABC first aired it on January 6, 2015. There have been a total of eighteen episodes and two seasons, each having aired during Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s mid-season breaks in its second and third years. The final episode aired on March 1, 2016, with ABC canceling it later on May 12, due to low ratings and not enough broad appeal. Instead, ABC contracted lead Agent Carter actress, Hayley Atwell, to star in their legal drama Conviction to garner a more mainstream audience, but on the contrary, proved to be quite short-lived in comparison.