Marvel's Agent Carter Recruits Boardwalk Empire Vet as Male Lead

Marvel's Agent Carter Shea Whigham

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.

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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.

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  1. Ray says:

    You mean filming hasn’t already begun on this project??

  2. mollytanner says:

    Eli is my favorite character on Boardwalk. Gotta watch this now.

  3. Teag says:

    Awesome. A great actor. Surprised he wasn’t picked up for Westworld though, considering he was on True Detective as well.

  4. Morgan says:

    I like this. He’s proven to be an excellent actor on Boardwalk (plus, Eli has ended up being so much more interesting than Nucky).

  5. CBWBDK1 says:

    Great casting!