|Name:||Marvel's Agent Carter|
|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, TV series @ Wikipedia, official website, IMDB|
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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. Enver Gjokaj (Dollhouse) co-stars as Agent Daniel Sousa, "a true war hero who has risked his life many times". Chad Michael Murray also appears as SSR Agent Jack Thompson. The series also stars James D'Arcy as Edwin Jarvis, Howard's butler and Carter's sidekick in the series.
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 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.
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.
- #DiversifyAgentCarter Reminds Us That “Because History” Isn’t a Reason to Whitewash a Show by Teresa Jusino at The Mary Sue (12 May 2015)
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.
- rewatch livetweet
[Did this have anything to do with the musical dream sequence in episode 9?]
Reactions to Season 1
- Oh my gosh, do we possibly have multiple lady-friendships AND platonic male-female friendships And it's not devoid of emotion? by Kristen McHugh on Twitter (13 January 2015)
- The Cliffs of Insanity: Cake Tastes GOOD by Corrina Lawson on Geek Mom (30 January 2015)
- regarding the current hoopla about Agent Carter by broadlybrazen and lierdumoa on Tumblr (31 Jan. - 1 Feb. 2015)
- Agent Carter Appreciation Week: a fanweek that started the day the last episode of Agent Carter season 1 aired (2015)
Reactions to Season 2
- Me watching the s2 premiere like: (gif: "WHO ARE YOU PEOPLE?!") by agentofkhaose on Tumblr (21 January 2016)
- Agent Carter Adds Superhero TV’s Newest Trope by Claire Light on The Nerds of Color (21 January 2016)
- Can we talk about what’s going on with Agent Carter? by Kylie on Fandom Following (8 February 2016)
- What’s Killing MARVEL’S AGENT CARTER? by Shiri Sondheimer on Geek Mom (18 February 2016)
- ‘Marvel’s Agent Carter’ Still Has Work to Do by Jena Burne on Geek Mom (2 March 2016)
- Agent Carter’s “Monsters” By Way Of “Ex Machina” by Sara Elle (25 February 2016)
- An Open Letter to ABC, Marvel, and Agent Carter, Archived version by liberteaandjusticeforall on Tumblr (4 March 2016)
- The Girl Has Got it Rough: Agent Carter season 2 by Cara M. (8 May 2016)
- Goodbye, Agent Carter. We Know Your Value. by Maddy Myers on The Mary Sue (18 May 2016)
- ‘Agent Carter’ and the Perils of Manufactured Whiteness in Media by Sara Elle (20 May 2016)
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):
|Cartinelli||Peggy Carter/Angie Martinelli||Femslash|
|Peggy Carter/Angie Martinelli/Daniel Sousa||Poly|
|Steggy||Peggy Carter/Steve Rogers||Het|
|PeggySous||Peggy Carter/Daniel Sousa||Het|
|Peggy Carter/Jack Thompson||Het|
- Cartinelli is the pairing name for Peggy/Angie
- Peggysous is the pairing name for Peggy/Daniel
- Cartson, or Carterson, are the pairing names for Peggy/Jack
- Thompsinelli is the pairing name for Angie/Jack
- Peggysouson is the pairing name for Peggy/Daniel/Jack
- The Jarves is the pairing name for Ana Jarvis/Edwin Jarvis
- See List of MCU pairing names for more
- Agent Carter by n-a-blue-box
- Pop of Color by dracophile
- Propaganda-style posters by illustratedkate: Rosie the Riveter and This is my war, too!
- Agent Carter by Protokitty
- Agent Sousa by teacuphumans
- by overlymetaromantic
- Like A Girl by i-gotta-go-good-day-pusscake
- AGENT Peggy Carter by 1ofmanylaurens
- Someone new by aeroplaneblues
- Agent Carter Tuesdays! by lewsteph
- Carter after taking care of some business by weearts
- Hayley Attwell as Agent Peggy Carter by philnoto
- Agent Carter poster by danidraws
- ettadunham compares/showcases similarities/parallels of Alias and Agent Carter.
- 10 Things Agent Carter Did Right - The seven tests that Agent Carter passed in two hours, and the three it thankfully failed.
- Agent Carter works at AO3
- Agent Carter works at FFN
- agentcarterkink, a Dreamwidth kink meme
- Agent Carter.net
- See the pairing pages for more Tumblr links.
- Agent Carter at Tumblr
- Fuck Yeah, Team Suspenders (Jack Thompson)
- Thompsinelli (Angie/Jack)
- Fuck Yeah Peggysouson (Peggy/Daniel/Jack)
- Agent Carter at Marvel Database
- Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter at Marvel Database
- Agent Carter at Marvel Movies
- "ABC renews 'SHIELD' plus orders 'Captain America' spin-off". Retrieved 13 May 2014.
- "Enver Gjokaj Cast In ABC Series 'Marvel's Agent Carter'". Retrieved 29 August 2014.
- "Marvel's Agent Carter Casts 2 Key Roles". Retrieved 31 August 2014.
- 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).
- 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).