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.