While fans wait for ABC to officially renew Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Deadline reports that the network is still considering whether or not they should move forward on new episodes, along with a straight-to-series order for Marvel's Agent Carter, which would forgo the pilot phase completely.
We first reported on Marvel's Agent Carter back in September, a series based on the short film Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter included on the Iron Man 3 Blu-ray and DVD release last year. The short starred Hayley Atwell, reprising her role from 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger as Peggy Carter, who would go on to be one of the S.H.I.E.L.D. founders.
Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely (Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America: The Winter Soldier) wrote the pilot script, which is set in the year 1946 in the middle of the same timeline established in Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter.
The writers revealed last month that the project still does not have a green light yet, even though the script was completed more than three months ago and Hayley Atwell's option was extended for the show. Our report from March also revealed that Dominic Cooper will have a recurring role as Tony Stark's father Howard Stark, a role he played in both Captain America: The First Avenger and Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter.
This potential straight-to-series order is said to come along with Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s second season renewal, with Marvel's Agent Carter possibly airing between the fall and spring sessions of the current ABC series.