Last year, Agent Carter was just supposed to be a short run but turned out to be the next Marvel hit. It’s a show that’s great for the entire family with humor, action and suspense. It’s everything Marvel is in a short TV series and season two is packed with all those things and more. We start the season in LA, as there was a miscommunication between Peggy and Jarvis. Jarvis left and now Peggy has joined them. Will their reunion be a happy one? Find out tonight as Agent Carter returns. Marvel’s Agent Carter” returns for a second season TONIGHT, TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, with a two-hour season premiere (9:00-11:00 p.m. EST) on the ABC Television Network.
Just in case you have never heard of Agent Carter…….
Years before Phil Coulson and his S.H.I.E.L.D. team swore to protect those who cannot protect themselves from threats they cannot conceive, there was Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell, Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger, Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier) who pledged the same oath but lived in a different time when women weren’t recognized as being as smart or as tough as their male counterparts. But no one should ever underestimate Peggy.
Dedicated to the fight against new Atomic Age threats in the wake of World War II, Peggy must now journey from New York City to Los Angeles for her most dangerous assignment yet. But even as she discovers new friends, a new home – perhaps even a new love – she’s about to find out that the bright lights of the post-war Hollywood mask a more sinister threat to everyone she is sworn to protect.
Almost two months ago I was on the set of Agent Carter, yes I got to visit the West Coast SSR office and interview Haley Atwell (Agent Peggy Carter) and James D’Arcy (Edwin Jarvis). Together this duo was quite a funny pair. They have great chemistry together and seem to have a lot of fun working together. So much so that pranking ensues on set.
Hayley: Alright, so at any given time, you don’t know what’s gonna happen. You know, my trailer is still, because I can’t really take it down, but it’s covered in pictures of James. He, went on to Google and got the art department to print every possible online picture and they plastered it all over my trailer. I was like, oh for God’s sake.
James: I was going to say, but like no one has ever seen the picture. There’s only one copy of it in existence. I also got her hat, her red, iconic hat and struck the Burt Reynolds 1970’s pose complete with mustache, with the hat. You’ll never see that picture, but you are, I permit you to know that it exists. It was my Halloween gift to her.
Hayley: It greets me every morning. I even found a picture of you in the toilet.
James: Yes, if you open up the loo, there’s a little picture of me staring up at her. Happy Halloween.
Now Marvel is always very tight lipped about spoilers but the question on everyone’s mind is what’s going on in Season Two of Agent Carter……..
James: Well, ah, we’ve moved to Los Angeles, ah, or actually no, I’ve moved to Los Angeles, but then for reason, ah, I can’t ever remember how, we can’t ever tell you anything, so it’s terrible. These (kind of interviews) are always very frustrating. Things happen, which are terribly exciting, but they all take place in L.A., so it’s, so instead of being a sort of New Yorky, dark, dingy vibe, now it’s bright sunlight and palm trees and sort of Chinatown type deal.
Hayley: And glamorous, but D’Arcy, Jarvis doesn’t like L.A., do you?
Hayley: With palm trees and everyone eats avocados with everything.
James: Yes, they do, and now they eat brussel sprouts with everything, which I hate…
Hayley: Which you hate. I like.
James: Personally, I don’t what Jarvis thinks about it.
Hayley: You like avocado though.
James: I do.
Hayley: You’re funny like that.
James: But Jarvis doesn’t.
Hayley: Jarvis doesn’t. It makes for a quite iconic moment.
James: They have I think particular fun with my character in terms of the Los Angeles-ness of it all because they didn’t want to make me any more costumes. So I’m wearing three-piece woolen suits, which is alright now, but in August when we started was complete misery. The writers just came and sort of hooted with laughter all day long. They loved it. They had been looking forward to it since May when they started writing. They send me texts going (Laughing as he pretends to text)
Later Hayley talks about love interests in Season Two…..
Hayley:…….She gets out and about this season, doesn’t she? She does. There are a few gentlemen callers and not just one but multi, would-be Mr. Carter. And as for taking up Sousa on his drink offer from the end of last season, the thing is when you first, without giving too much away when you see them reunite after Season 1, they’re so awkward around each other that they just ruin it the minute they see each other because they want it so bad. Because it’s six months later, stuff has happened. And it’s also the first time they meet and it’s a huge misunderstanding because Peggy has been told that he’s asked her to come out. She gets out there and she’s like “I’m here.” And he goes, “What are you doing here?” That immediately makes her feel a little bit rejected and taken back again. They’re kind of back to their awkward stage, really, so they have again this kind of long way to go. And in the mean time, this sexy, hunky scientist comes along, so she’s like well, you know. Jason Wilkes (Reggie Austin) is the scientist helping Peggy throughout the season. When they meet, each of them instantly sees something in the other.”
But what about Jarvis….after this interview I’m starting to really like his character even more than I did before….so what is it about Jarvis??? James gives us his two cents.
James: Oh, because he just plows his own furrow. He really doesn’t care if people don’t like him. He has his way of doing things, and he’s totally at peace with that. And I personally, I don’t know about you guys, but I respond really well to anybody who is just very comfortable being themselves, you know, even if they’re nothing like, I like people that are nothing like me, but they’re really comfortable in their eccentricities. I’m really good at that. I’m like, oh yeah, great. Actually, I think I should have a mustache like that, too. That would look really good on me. You know, I’ve become very susceptible to that. I sort of fall in with it.
Here’s a sneak peak into tonight’s episode……