Agent Carter

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Name: Marvel's Agent Carter
Abbreviation(s): AC
Creator: Louis D’Esposito (short film), Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely (TV Series)
Date(s): September 2013 (short film)
January 6, 2015 - March 1, 2016 (TV Series)
Medium: short film, television show
Country of Origin: United States
External Links: Short @ Wikipedia, Wikipedia:Agent Carter (TV series), official website, IMDB
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Agent Carter Poster by danidraws (2015)

Agent Carter is a Marvel television show that is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that ran from January 6, 2015 to March 1, 2016. The show focuses on Agent Peggy Carter.


The original short film was released on Iron Man 3's Blu-Ray disc. It takes place a year after Captain America's disappearance, with Agent Peggy Carter a part of the SSR, where she has been assigned to desk duties instead of working in the field. However, one night while she is alone in the office, a call informs her of the location of a criminal organization known as Zodiac. Peggy goes by herself and succeeds, much to chagrin of Agent Flynn. When the telephone rings again, Howard Stark is on the other line and informs Flynn that Peggy will be the co-head of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Dum Dum Dugan cameos at the end.

The television series stars Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter and takes place in 1946. Peggy Carter is working for SSR doing administrative work and going on secret missions for Howard Stark.[1] Enver Gjokaj (Dollhouse) co-stars as Agent Daniel Sousa, "a true war hero who has risked his life many times".[2] Chad Michael Murray also appears as SSR Agent Jack Thompson.[3] The series also stars James D'Arcy as Edwin Jarvis, Howard's butler and Carter's sidekick in the series.

Other Characters:

Introduced in season 1:

Introduced in season 2:


The fandom had already started prior to the series premiere on January 6, 2015 as early as April 2014[4] due to the excitement of a Marvel female lead show and various clips and photos released. It also helped since the Peggy Carter appeared in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2 episodes, allowing fans to see a glimpse of what the series could entail. However, it wasn't until after the premiere that the fandom really started picking up for the series, especially on Tumblr. Many praise the character of Peggy Carter and Hayley Atwell's performance, as well as the show in general.

After the final episode of the miniseries, there has been a push to get the show renewed on both tumblr and twitter.

Fannish Activism

Getting Peggy a show in the first place


Fan campaign on Twitter in response to season 1's artificially white depiction of 1946 New York City.


Fan campaign on Twitter in spring 2015 for ABC to renew Agent Carter for a second season. Organized on Twitter and Tumblr. Ultimately successful.

Cartinelli shippers were very vocal in this campaign.

Renewed in spring 2016 to push for a season 3, whether on ABC or another platform, such as Netflix. Ultimately unsuccessful.

  • petition
  • rewatch livetweet


Fan campaign on Twitter in autumn 2015, following cast announcements with no mention of Lyndsy Fonseca, who played Angie Martinelli in season 1. Organized on Tumblr and Twitter.

[Did this have anything to do with the musical dream sequence in episode 9?]

Reactions to Season 1

Reactions to Season 2


Prior to the premiere, the main pairings were Peggy/Steve Rogers since the series would take place after the Captain America: The First Avenger, and Peggy Carter/Howard Stark due to known friendship between the two in the film and a released clip where Howard asks for Peggy's help. The Peggy/Steve pairing has remained popular after the premiere.

Since the premiere, many fans have started showing interest in the femslash pairing of Peggy Carter/Angie Martinelli. In fact "Cartinelli" is now the most popular ship in the fandom, even eclipsing Peggy/Steve. The relationship between Peggy Carter & Edwin Jarvis (as gen or a het pairing) is also very popular.

Originally, there was some Peggy Carter/Daniel Sousa interest, and rarely any Peggy Carter/Jack Thompson. However, the pairing Peggy/Jack gained a lot of following after the fifth episode. Daniel/Jack slash pairing also gained some interest, especially due to their ship name "Jack Daniels" (due to the Jack Daniel's, a popular alcohol brand) and after the sixth episode, the pairing Angie/Jack started to appear.

As of March 3, 2015, the fandom pairings include (by type and popularity[5]):

Name Ship Type
Cartinelli Peggy Carter/Angie Martinelli Femslash
Peggy/Dottie Femslash
Peggy/Ana Femslash
JackDaniels Daniel/Jack Slash
Howard/Edwin Slash
Peggy Carter/Ana Jarvis/Edwin Jarvis Poly
Cartinusa Peggy Carter/Angie Martinelli/Daniel Sousa Poly
Stegginelli Peggy Carter/Angie Martinelli/Steve Rogers Poly
Peggysouson Peggy/Daniel/Jack Poly
• American Revolution
• Steggy
Peggy Carter/Steve Rogers Het
PeggySous Peggy Carter/Daniel Sousa Het
• Cartson
• Carterson
Peggy Carter/Jack Thompson Het
Peggy/Edwin Het
The Jarves Edwin/Ana Het
Peggy/Howard Het
Thompsinelli Angie/Jack Het

Notable Fanworks





Fannish Links


See the pairing pages for more Tumblr links.



  1. ^ "ABC renews 'SHIELD' plus orders 'Captain America' spin-off". Archived from the original on 2015-01-10. Retrieved 13 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Enver Gjokaj Cast In ABC Series 'Marvel's Agent Carter'". Archived from the original on 2021-11-21. Retrieved 29 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Marvel's Agent Carter Casts 2 Key Roles". Archived from the original on 2014-09-04. Retrieved 31 August 2014.
  4. ^ By April 2014, there were indications that the series would be ordered straight to series. First fic the cold light of day by Abernathy was published April 26, 2014 tagged with Agent Carter (TV).
  5. ^ As of March 3, 2015: Peggy/Angie (379 works at AO3) & Peggy/Steve (115 works at AO3) are considered popular while Peggy/Daniel (61 works at AO3) along with Peggy/Jack(28 works) can be considered common. All the other pairings are more rare (Peggy/Anna has 1 work, Howard/Edwin has 2 works, Jack/Angie has 3 works, Angie/Daniel has 4 works, Peggy/Dottie has 6 works, Peggy/Howard has 11 works, Jack/Daniel has 12 works, and Peggy/Edwin has 16 works, Anna/Edwin has 16 works at AO3).