TCA’s panel for ABC’s Marvel’s Agent Carter kicked off with a sneak clip from Episode 4 showing that Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper) is indeed returning. The scene showed him having a heated emotional fight with Carter (Hayley Atwell), specifically he lied to her.
“Howard returns, and as you can guess from there, there might be reasons he reached out to Agent Carter at the beginning, that he wasn’t entirely truthful about. As it is with everything we do in our shows, we don’t put anything in our shows just to put them there,” Marvel TV head and Agent Carter executive producer Jeph Loeb told Deadline following the panel.
“We would love for Dominic to be a regular as much as he can. What he does on the show in two weeks will give you further indication why he’ll need to recur after that as well. We’re lucky to get him at a time when he slipped into (the show) between two movies,” added Loeb.
Regarding whether a future Agent Carter episode will set-up or be used as a cross-over for this May’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron movie, Loeb told TCA critics that he wanted to keep the conversation confined to just Agent Carter today. As for whether there are future crossover-plot episodes between Agent Carter and Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., Loeb answered, “The safest thing I would like to say is that #It’s All Connected.”
At this point in time Agent Carter is eight episodes long. “More of anything is great, but that’s ABC’s decision. This (show) was created for a specific reason in terms of length, which was how to we maintain S.H.I.E.L.D in a way that we don’t have as many repeats. That’s a practical knowledge. The reality is Sept-May is the season and making 22 hours of entertainment is gigantic,” said Loeb.
So the idea to fill the gap was 30 hours of Marvel. That’s an idea we would very much like to continue. Agent Carter has proven itself with critics and audiences, maybe this will be another show in a different time slot,” added Loeb.