Marvel's Agent Carter Adds Nikita Alum

Lyndsy Fonseca Agent Carter

Onetime Nikita agent Lyndsy Fonseca has joined the cast of ABC’s Marvel’s Agent Carter — though not as a gun-toting badass.

Rather, Marvel.com reports that Fonseca will play Angie Martinelli, an aspiring actress who will befriend Hayley Atwell’s titular SSR agent, as both ladies seek to cement their place in the post-war world.

Set in 1946, Agent Carter finds Peggy dealt a serious blow, marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve), she must balance doing administrative work and going on secret missions for Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper, reprising his Captain America role), all while trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, having lost the love of her life, Steve Rogers.

The eight-episode Agent Carter will debut at midseason, occupying Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s time slot during the winter hiatus.

Fonseca’s other TV credits include Desperate Housewives, Big Love and the occasional How I Met Your Mother bumper.

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