With Boardwalk Empire wrapping its run, Shea Whigham has lined up his next gig: monitoring Marvel’s Agent Carter.
The actor has nabbed the male lead opposite Hayley Atwell in the midseason ABC series, playing the tough but fair-minded SSR Chief Roger Dooley, our sister site Deadline reports.
The character will oversee agents Carter, Thompson (played by One Tree Hill’s Chad Michael Murray) and Sousa (Dollhouse‘s Enver Gjokaj).
In Marvel Universe S.H.I.E.L.D. canon, Dooley is a Level 4 officer who usurped Dum Dum Dugan’s rank and used the Helicarrier to capture She-Hulk.
Set prior to the Marvel One-Shot short of the same name, the eight-episode Agent Carter will bridge Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s winter hiatus, airing Tuesdays at 9/8c.
In addition to playing Nucky’s brother on Boardwalk Empire, Whigham’s TV credits include True Detective and Medium.