Over the last several months, the Agent Carter team has been fairly forthcoming about what to expect from Season 2, which will air during the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. hiatus, similar to last year. We’ve known for a while that Agent Carter Season 2 will be location hopping to sunny California, but at Comic-Con over the weekend, showrunner Michele Fazekas explained a bit about why the series is making the huge location change.
In a sense it's 1947; we’re saying it's about 6 months since the show ended. Things are different. We’ll see people are in different positions. Not everyone is in New York anymore. There’s some history, we’re not really quite sure of. Some people won’t really be talking anymore. Than Peggy will be called to Los Angeles to investigate a murder… Just changing the pace will generate such great stories and interactions with the characters.
The Los Angeles location isn’t new news; we’ve been hearing Season 2 details for a little while. We also already know that the new season of Agent Carter will again feature its titular protagonist, plus James D’Arcy and Enver Gjokaj will be back to play Edwin and Daniel. Fun characters Howard Stark and Jarvis will also be back, as well. And the Comic-Con panel yielded some fabulous information about what Jarvis will be up to during Season 2 to get him in Los Angeles.
He's been there helping Howard Stark set up his new estate in Beverly Hills. [Howard] is doing government work.
Not only has Agent Carter found a way to pick up and move across the country for its latest storylines, but according to EW, the tone of the show might change somewhat during Season 2, as the inspiration behind the new episodes has been influenced by the location change.
We’re very much being inspired by noir films. We keep talking about LA Confidential and Chinatown and those great stories where you find out one thing—you’re investigating one seemingly isolated crime, and it unveils a huge web of conspiracy and awfulness. So we’re getting inspired by that.
Just a couple of months ago, a second season of Agent Carter wasn’t a sure thing. Thanks to having decent but not great ratings, Agent Carter landed solidly on the bubble between renewal and cancellation. But ABC and Marvel proved to be amenable to a second season and renewed the show at the beginning of May. Fans are even being rewarded with 10 episodes, up from the eight episodes we got during Season 1.
Agent Carter isn’t expected to hit the schedule until midseason, but you can take a look at what else is coming up this summer, here.