ABC’s big Marvel-mercial this Tuesday night included an extended look at the midseason series Marvel’s Agent Carter.
Set in 1946, the drama finds the titular Peggy (played by Hayley Atwell) dealt a serious blow, marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve), she must balance administrative work with 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 her great love, Steve Rogers.
The eight-episode Agent Carter will debut in January 2015, occupying Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s time slot during the winter hiatus.
Watch the extended sneak peek above, in which cocksure Howard Stark sets off to fence his latest invention, leaving Peggy in the capable hands of his manservant
J.A.R.V.I.S. Jarvis — and stay tuned for the final sequence, in which Peggy shows just how awesome she can be in the kitchen.