'Agent Carter' Comic-Con Panel Promises Murder in Season 2, New Inhuman Joins 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'
By John Boone
"We are off to Hollywood."
We already knew that season two of Agent Carter would relocate Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell), as well as colleagues Agent Sousa (Enver Gjokaj) and Agent Thompson (Chad Michael Murray), right-hand man Jarvis (James D’Arcy), and likely Howard Stark too (Dominic Cooper) to Los Angeles.
But during Friday's Comic-Con panel, showrunner Michele Fazekas revealed some new details about what’s coming: "It’s 1947," she explained. "It’s about six months after season one. Things are different."
Fazekas continued, "We’ll see people are in different positions and not everyone is in New York anyone." Because of the time jump, there will also be some history we're "not aware of," she teases. "Some people aren’t talking to each other anymore."
Whereas season one focused on potential mass murder via deadly Stark tech and a hypnotic Russian doctor with a revenge scheme, season two will focus on only one murder that’s already been committed.
"Peggy will get called to Los Angeles to investigate a murder," Fazekas told Ballroom 20. She went on to mention that the infamous Black Dahlia murder occurred around that time, though didn’t say if that was the case of the season.
As for Jarvis? "Jarvis is actually already there," she revealed of the move west. "He’s helping Howard set up his new estate in Beverly Hills. And just for fun, [Howard] has opened up a movie studio." Plus, we’re finally going to meet Jarvis’ wife!
The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. panel was light on the season three scoop, but did feature plenty of adorable moments with the cast. The sweetest of which was when a young girl stepped up to the mic during the audience Q&A and asked, "I was wondering if you have space for an 8-year-old on your team?"
Clark Gregg was quick to answer, “One of the things we’re most proud of is that anyone can run S.H.I.E.L.D.,” he chuckled. “We have a number of very strong women who may be running S.H.I.E.L.D. in the future. We share a time spot with Peggy Carter, who is a strong, confident woman who could definitely run S.H.I.E.L.D. Just from what I know of you today, you could definitely run S.H.I.E.L.D. Just stay away from Ward."
S.H.I.E.L.D. showrunners Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen were M.I.A., but here’s what we did find out about what’s coming: A new Inhuman, Lash, a comic book baddie who can manipulate energy. Also, Skye aka Agent Daisy Johnson (Chloe Bennet) will officially go by codename Quake, and the gang’s new plane will be named "The Zephyr One." Dearly departed Agent Trip (B.J. Britt) also made a cameo asking to be resurrected.
As for Agent Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge), who seemingly met her doom in the season two finale? Well, as Henstridge herself exclaimed after seeing a "behind-the-scenes" look at the writers’ room, "There was a few words next to my name on that [“Who Should We Kill Next?” white] board. It said, 'already very dead.'"
To which Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb, replied "We’ve already run out of time!"
Speaking of Marvel, Halle Berry told ET she wants a spinoff movie for Storm: