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.