Agent Carter Is Adding Comic Book Villains To Season 2

ABC's Agent Carter successfully built an incredibly dedicated fan following on the strength of a short first season. After fighting and succeeding to get a second season, the question is now, what happens next? We have very little information about what the future holds for Peggy Carter, but the most recent tease points us in a direction towards the big bads, as well as telling us what we won’t see.

Entertainment Weekly has a brief note on the upcoming new season of Agent Carter In it, they state that that the new villains, yes plural, for Season 2 will be coming directly from the comic book world. While no names are mentioned, Executive producer Michelle Fazekas does say that “anybody who knows [the comic book universe] will be rewarded”—so whoever the new villains are, expect them to be names you recognize.

In addition, it was specifically stated that Season 2 will not be focused on either the Winter Soldier program or the beginning of the infiltration of S.H.I.E.L.D. by HYDRA. While those items were teased in the season finale the showrunners are claiming the new season will explore a different story. This is probably a good move. Putting Carter in the middle of an espionage thriller, dealing with a conspiracy that we already know she won’t uncover would make for weak drama and would not be the best use of this excellent character. We’d much rather see Hayley Atwell win—at least eventually.

All we really do know for certain about Season 2 of Carter is that our agent will have a love interest and the story will take place in Los Angeles rather than the New York of Season 1. If that gives you any hints as to who the bad guys will be let us know.

If Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D is any indication, the list of potential villains could be a lot longer than you might think. They seem to have a little more flexibility when it comes to characters, making some fairly drastic changes to some smaller characters as Agents has done with Deathlok and others. While going through a database of Marvel’s Golden Age characters would be the first place we’d look, it wouldn’t be the only place we’d look. It’s entirely possible we might get a villain who wasn’t originally part of this time period in the comics.

Regardless of who the bad guys turn out to be we’re as excited as everybody else for Season 2 of Agent Carter. We just wish we didn’t have to wait until 2016 to see it. At least we’ll get to feed our crush on Hayley Atwell when Ant-Man comes out in a couple weeks.

Dirk Libbey
Content Producer/Theme Park Beat

CinemaBlend’s resident theme park junkie and amateur Disney historian, Dirk began writing for CinemaBlend as a freelancer in 2015 before joining the site full-time in 2018. He has previously held positions as a Staff Writer and Games Editor, but has more recently transformed his true passion into his job as the head of the site's Theme Park section. He has previously done freelance work for various gaming and technology sites. Prior to starting his second career as a writer he worked for 12 years in sales for various companies within the consumer electronics industry. He has a degree in political science from the University of California, Davis.  Is an armchair Imagineer, Epcot Stan, Future Club 33 Member.