A familiar face from Captain America’s corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will return in Agent Carter, with the studio confirming today that British actor Dominic Cooper will reprise the role of Howard Stark.
The series will air in 2015 between the first and second halves of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s second season, and many fans expected to see Tony Stark’s father return after a surprise cameo in the Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter short film which was included on the Iron Man 3 Blu-ray and helped make this series a reality.
Agent Carter stars Hayley Atwell and follows the story of Peggy Carter. It’s 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 America, in the wake of losing the love of her life–Steve Rogers, the hero we all know as Captain America of course!
The series also stars Chad Michael Murray as SSR Agent Jack Thompson, Enver Gjokaj as SSR Agent Daniel Sousa, James D’Arcy as Edwin Jarvis, and the recently cast Shea Whigham as SSR Chief Roger Dooley,
Captain America: The Winter Soldier scribes Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely penned the Agent Carter pilot. Executive producers are Tara Butters, Michele Fazekas, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, Chris Dingess, Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Joe Quesada, Stan Lee and Jeph Loeb.