With Marvel’s Agent Carter set to return to ABC this coming Tuesday, Comic Book Resources has been talking to showrunners Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters about the second season, with Fazekas revealing that the show will include a tie-in to the upcoming Phase Two movie Doctor Strange as Peggy (Hayley Atwell) investigates a mysterious company called Isodyne Energy.
“Basically, Isodyne is a company that we invented based in part on real life companies like Radiodyne or General Atomic or the beginnings of the Jet Propulsion Lab — all of which were in L.A. in the ’40s, and were developing the space program and were developing nukes,” states Fazekas. “That’s what Isodyne is, and what you’ll learn is they were involved in the nuclear testing out in the desert when they were testing the, at the time they were calling it the atom bomb — and one of these tests didn’t go as expected. You’ll learn more about that in Season 2, but they stumble upon what people in the Marvel Universe will know as Darkforce, but because they’ve never seen it before they just name it Zero Matter. That’s our tie-in to the Doctor Strange universe, and also to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. because you’ve seen it in as well.”
“The cool thing about what we learned as we researched Darkforce over the course of Marvel comic book history is, it affects people in different ways,” she continues. “It’s created a bunch of superheroes, it’s created a bunch of villains, and it has all these different properties. It could be a liquid, it could be a gas, it could be a solid, it could give you powers, it could kill you. It has a lot of different applications, which was cool for us. We were able to select what we liked and sort of make our own rules as to what it does, how it operates, and who it affects in our world.”
Meanwhile, we’ve also got a clip from the season two premiere of Agent Carter, ‘The Lady in the Lake’, which you can watch here…
Agent Carter season two gets underway on Tuesday, January 19th.