‘Killing Eve’ and ‘Agent Carter’ Basically Have the Same Plot

by Jeremy Spirogis
Dominic Cooper, Hayley Atwell, and Reggie Austin

It’s not usually that Marvel finds one in all its motion pictures or reveals getting much less consideration than one other comparable present. Marvel has had so many hits, it’s straightforward to overlook they’re not infallible. As a lot success as they’ve had with motion pictures, They’ve had much less success on the TV facet, with Agent Carter being one in all their short-lived reveals. 

So some followers are questioning – how come an identical present like Killing Eve succeeds whereas hitmaker Marvel fails with Agent Carter? The brief reply is that not sufficient folks had been watching Agent Carter, whereas up to now, sufficient have watched Killing Eve. The upside is that Hayley Atwell’s Peggy Carter will probably be again for at the least a short while subsequent 12 months. 

Dominic Cooper, Hayley Atwell, and Reggie Austin
Dominic Cooper, Hayley Atwell, and Reggie Austin | Kelsey McNeal/Walt Disney Television through Getty Images

What is Killing Eve?

Killing Eve has been operating on BBC America and AMC for 2 seasons up to now. It stars Sandra Oh as Eve Polastri, a British intelligence officer on the path of an murderer named Villanelle. In many tales like this, the “good guy” turns into obsessive about the “bad guy,” however in Killing Eve, the opposing sides turn out to be obsessive about one another. 

The present has been each a important and business hit. The Rotten Tomatoes consensus on season 1 states “Seductive and shocking, Killing Eve’s twist on the spy vs. spy conceit rewards viewers with an audaciously entertaining present that lastly makes good use of Sandra Oh’s skills.” The present has additionally been nominated in prime classes on the Emmys, with Jodie Comer profitable Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for 2019.

Over on Reddit, one fan wrote, “If any of you may have seen (Agent Carter) and Killing Eve they’re surprisingly comparable. Evil Russian murderer. She and the primary character have a really flirtatious enjoyable relationship though they oppose one another. In the second season they work collectively. Both actually good reveals I might advocate.”

What occurred to Agent Carter?

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The Agent Carter collection was truly not the primary time Peggy Carter had been seen exterior of the MCU theatrical movies. According to IMDb, there was a brief movie with Peggy proven at San Diego Comic-Con and that turned the premise for the collection, which was about Peggy’s life after World War II. 

The theme was that ladies acquired to have their second within the solar through the warfare, however after the warfare was over, they had been anticipated to cease being within the workforce and return house to be full-time wives and mothers. Didn’t matter in case you had been Rosie the Riveter or one of many founders of SHIELD. The present went to ABC, which, like Marvel, is owned by Disney and was additionally the house of the hit present Agents of SHIELD

However, Agent Carter by no means discovered its sister present’s viewers, with the scores being constantly low. Atwell informed the AV Club, “It’s a shame the network canceled it and wanted to put me in something more mainstream. You know, Marvel didn’t want it to end. There’s lots of online campaigns to bring her back. Fans loved her. I think it was just a network economical thing:” 

Agent Carter will briefly return

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Despite the present’s brief life, the character was so essential to Marvel that she acquired to share the final shot of Avengers: Endgame, which noticed her lastly sharing that long-awaited dance with Steve Rogers. However, followers solely have to attend a 12 months earlier than Peggy graced their screens once more. 

Sometime in 2021, Marvel Studios is anticipated to launch its first animated characteristic referred to as What If …? which imagines twists on acquainted tales. The collection first episode will pose the query, “What if Peggy Carter took the super-soldier serum?” She would turn out to be a Captain America-like hero along with her personal defend. It isn’t identified if we’ll see extra of Peggy after that, however even when we don’t. Atwell feels fulfilled with the character. 

She informed the Hollywood Reporter, “It was a good time, and I feel they ended it fantastically with Endgame. It seems like a becoming finish to that narrative … I really feel fortunate to have performed her, however she’s one facet of my profession. She’s one half that I’ve performed. With each job that I’ve finished, I’ve taken the job as a result of I’ve seen one thing inside the character that I’d like to discover or attempt to be challenged by.”

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