Much has been discussed about Agent Carter’s storyline moving to Los Angeles for season 2 and the opportunities that will provide for glamorous, noir sets and costuming. But in a teaser tweet from the set today Marvel is keeping the look under wraps, revealing only that Daniel Sousa (played by Enver Gjokaj) is getting a promotion. The photo shows a wooden office door, next to a full in-box, that reads “Chief Daniel Sousa.”
At the end of season 1 Jack Thompson (Chad Michael Murray) seemed to step into Chief Roger Dooley’s (Shea Whigham) job as SSR Chief after Dooley died at the hands of Dr. Ivchenko (Ralph Brown). Disaster may be in store for Thompson, or Sousa may be heading up a new office in Los Angeles as Peggy and friends head west into the sunshine.
Earlier this year ABC and Marvel released this synopsis of what can be expected in season 2: “Dedicated to the fight against new atomic age threats in the wake of World War II, Peggy must now journey from New York City to Los Angeles for her most dangerous assignment yet. But even as she discovers new friends, a new home — and perhaps even a new love — she’s about to find out that the bright lights of the post-war Hollywood mask a more sinister threat to everyone she is sworn to protect.”
Will Carter mix business with pleasure and finally take Sousa up on his request for a drink, or will she be drawn in by one of Hollywood’s leading men? Having successfully established the dynamics of the current cast of characters, the creators are looking at season 2 as an opportunity to expand the world of Agent Carter. In an interview with EW, executive producers Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas were asked what the new setting will bring to the story. Besides glamour, Butters responded, “You’re dealing with Old Hollywood, but also, it’s weirdly the kind of place where [there’s] a burgeoning scientific community—you had JPL back then and the nuclear testing in the desert. So it’s a great place for us, location-wise, so you can see so many different parts of glamour and grit.”
At Comic-Con, actor James D’Arcy let drop the phrase ‘Hollywoodland’, which indicates the series may recreate at least some of that iconic neighborhood which inspired the Hollywood sign. He also revealed that Jarvis will show up in L.A. as Howard Stark endeavors to launch a movie studio.