After weeks and months of rumours and speculation, Hayley Atwell has taken to Twitter to confirm that an Agent Carter TV series is officially going ahead.
The star posted the news in the early hours of this morning, tweeting that, "I am delighted to confirm Marvel's Agent Carter is going ahead!!"
I am delighted to confirm Marvel's Agent Carter is going ahead!! #AgentCarter— Hayley Atwell (@HayleyAtwell) May 9, 2014
According to THR, the series will act as a "bridge show" to be aired during the second season hiatus of Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., which has itself been renewed by ABC.
The report suggests that the two series will be tied together in some way, with both scheduled to arrive during the 2014 - 15 broadcast season in the US.
The show will pick up a year after the events of Captain America: The First Avenger, and will follow Peggy Carter's blossoming career as a secret agent, while Cap remains frozen in ice.
A UK air date has yet to be confirmed.
Source: Hayley Atwell
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