Below are highlights from the Marvel TV Panel:
Captain America: The Winter Soldier directors Joe and Anthony Russo will be helming the second and third episodes of the ABC series Marvel's Agent Carter set to debut in 2015.
Captain America: The First Avenger director Joe Johnson will helm the fourth episode, with Marvel Studios co-president Louis D’Esposito set to direct the first one.
A teaser video was shown: A voice-over via President Harry Truman, the post-WWII-set series promised fans that they would discover a “different side of the Marvel Universe.” Agent Carter picks up in 1946 and the first version of S.H.I.E.L.D. coming together as the Cold War heats up. Marvel TV boss Jeph Loeb said the show hasn’t started stated filming and the writers room opens next week.
Lucy Lawless will join Agents Of Shield in the second season as a longtime S.H.I.E.L.D. agent.
British actor Nick Blood will also join as a mercenary, and Reed Diamond will also be added.
Netflix picked up 13-episode seasons of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage series and a Defenders miniseries. Already in production in NYC, the Daredevil series was written by Drew Goddard, who stepped aside in March to direct Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man spinoff Sinister Six. On May 24, Steven S. DeKnight took over as executive producer/showrunner for Daredevil, which will be released on the streaming service in 2015.
Agent Carter has Reaper creators Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters serving as executive producers/showrunners with Captain America: The First Avenger’s Steve McFeely & Christopher Marcus.
Atwell, who showed up briefly in the contemporary Winter Soldier, will also be seen as Peggy Carter next year in the Joss Whedon-helmed The Avengers: Age Of Ultron.
Agent Carter’s straight-to-series order was announced May 8 the same day that Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. was renewed by ABC for a second season.