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Now, the past season of TV has been a pretty darned spectacular one for fans of superhero shows - with the likes of Arrow and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. arguably improving, and both The Flash and Gotham opening the genre up to a whole new audience - and don't even get me started on the awesomeness of Netflix's Daredevil. For many fans, though, the standout superhero series of the season was a short-lived show, only designed to act as a mid-season break for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. That show? Agent Carter.

Which, for many of us, proved exactly what Marvel can do on the small screen when it sets its (collective) mind to it - months before Daredevil blew millions more fans away.

The only problem? The ratings - which were never fantastic - seemed too low to make renewal by ABC all that likely. Except, of course, that's exactly the sort of 'say-die' attitude that Peggy Carter wouldn't give a second's thought to - which might just be why:

ABC Just Renewed Agent Carter for a Second Season

Yup, that's right - Peggy (along, hopefully, with Jarvis, Howard and the rest of the gang) will be returning to our screens - most likely in the same slot (covering Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D's winter break) that it filled in its first season.

Now, there's no word yet on how long it'll be - though Showrunner Tara Butters has previously suggested that it'd be more likely to be 8 episodes once more than the occasionally mooted 13 - or on exactly what we'll see happen on screen.

Butters has, though, previously suggested that the show could well take Peggy to Hollywood or Europe, all the while retaining the show's pre-S.H.I.E.L.D. focus (so as to not interfere with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.). With Captain America: Civil War coming out just a matter of months after the series' likely return, though, there's every reason to expect to see more of Hydra, Doctor Faustus - and perhaps, if we're extremely lucky, a glimpse of a certain Winter Soldier...

I'm also holding out some (possibly irrational) hope for a look at a post-World War 2 Wakanda, and perhaps even of The Black Panther's father (or grandfather), as well as the introduction to the MCU of a few more classic villains.

And would it kill the show to give the Howling Commandos a little more screen time?

Either way, though - just so long as we see Peggy (and Jarvis, and Howard, and Angie!) back on our screens come this winter, I'll make do...

What do you think, though?

via io9


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