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While Marvel TV fans are excited that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D is back on the air, a few us are already looking forward to the hiatus and the return of Agent Carter. We already know about some of the ways they’ll be shaking up Season 2, but they’ll be solving some mysteries as well. In particular, exactly who is the woman who married Jarvis? Now we know, as Outlander’s Lotte Verbeek has been cast as Ana Jarvis.
While little is known at this point about Mr. Jarvis, we did know he was married. Occasional references were made to Mrs. Jarvis during the shows first season, mostly by her husband talking about how she’s not going to be very happy with him due to everything he gets up to with Agent Carter. We’ll finally be able to put a face, and a personality, to the name as Ana Jarvis will be a series regular this time around. While having two strong women in Jarvis’ life could be a recipe for disaster, that’s apparently not the case here. According to Deadline, Ana will be a free-spirit who immediately befriends Carter and helps her adjust to her new life in Los Angeles.
We’ve known for a few months that the new season will take place in L.A. We also know that Jarvis is there helping Howard Stark set up his Beverly Hills estate. It appears that this is ast least a semi-permanent move if the wife came with him as well. They’ve apparently been there long enough that Ana Jarvis now knows the ins and outs of Southern California so she can help Peggy out.
While I was expecting that Mrs. Jarvis would be a faceless name that would go several seasons without ever being revealed, maybe with a high profile cameo at the end, but instead we’re going to get to know her well. The “free spirit” description certainly makes it sound like she’ll have more in common with our titular agent than with her proper English gentleman husband. Maybe that’s why Jarvis and Carter work so well together. Work is a lot like home, just with more guns...we hope.
Lotte Verbeek is a Dutch actress probably best known for her role as Geillis Duncan on the Starz series Outlander. She also had a regular role on Showtime’s The Borgias and will play the role of Helena in the upcoming Vin Diesel fantasy epic The Last Witch Hunter.
The rest of Agent Carter Season 2 is shrouded in some mystery. We’ve got some information on who the bad guy will be, but other than that, and the fact that the season will take place in Los Angeles rather than New York, we don’t know much else. Either way, we’re looking forward to getting to know Mrs. Jarvis. She sounds like the perfect compliment to our status quo breaking heroine.
Agent Carter Season 2 does not have a premiere date yet, but should pop up sometime this winter when Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. goes on mid-season hiatus.