The series features the Marvel Comics character Peggy Carter, with Hayley Atwell, and takes place a year after the events of ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’. It follows Steve Rogers' (Chris Evans) girlfriend Agent Carter (Atwell) as she builds her career as a secret agent while the hero is frozen in ice.
The story is set in 1946 and peace has dealt Peggy Carter a serious blow, as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy must balance doing administrative work and going on secret missions for Howard Stark, all while trying to navigate life as a single woman in 1940s America, in the wake of losing the love of her life -- Steve Rogers.
Inspired by the feature films ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ and ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’, along with the Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter, the television series is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe(MCU), sharing continuity with the films of the franchise. Several characters from Marvel Cinematic Universe films appear throughout the series.
In 1946, Peggy Carter must balance the routine office work she does for the Strategic Scientific Reserve, while secretly assisting Howard Stark, who finds himself framed for supplying deadly weapons to the top bidder. Carter is assisted by Stark's butler, Edwin Jarvis, to find those responsible and dispose of the weapons.
Watch Agent Carter season 1, Starting 9 January, every Friday, 10pm.