Published On: Sat, May 10th, 2014

Ming-Na Wen cast in ‘6 Miranda Drive’ as ‘Agent of SHIELD’ season 2 and ‘Agent Carter’ approved

hayley-atwell-captain-americaPossibly spoiling the constructs of the Marvel Universe and Agent May from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., star Ming-Na Wen has signed on to join 6 Miranda Drive. ABC also picked the SHIELD series for a second season and confirmed plans to add an Agent Carter show.

Deadline reported the news that Ming-Na Wen, star of The Joy Luck Club, Stargate, and ER is “set to star in the film about a family that unwittingly brings a supernatural force home with them from their vacation to the Grand Canyon.Wolf Creek and Wolf Creek 2 helmer Greg McLean wrote and is directing the pic, which will be distributed by Universal under the studio’s first-look deal with Blumhouse.”

ABC picked up Marvel’s Agent Carter in conjunction with renewing Marvel’s freshman drama, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The order to Agent Carter is straight-to-series. The argument is that the project already has a prototype — it is inspired by the short Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter starring Captain America’s Hayley Atwell as well as the feature films Captain America: The First Avenger and Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” the article states.

Full summary from Deadline below.

Ming-Na Wen joins Kevin Bacon, Radha Mitchell, David Mazouz, Matt Walsh, Lucy Fry and Tara Lynne Barr. 

Agent Carter follows the story of Peggy Carter (Atwell). 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.Reaper creators Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters serve as executive producers/showrunners, Captain America: The First Avenger‘s Steve McFeely & Christopher Marcus wrote the script and also executive produce, along with Marvel’s Jeph Loeb. The script was finished more than four months ago (“the script is great,” ABC’s Paul Lee said back in January), the option on one-shot’s star Atwell had to be extended as it came up three months ago.

The pickup of Agent Carter and renewal of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. gives Marvel two shows on the ABC schedule next season, with the new series possibly serving as a bridge between the fall and spring portions of S.H.I.E.L.D. The company has been using Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to promote the Marvel tentople movies. While not a particularly strong ratings performer in Live+same day following a big launch, S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s overall numbers have been solid thanks to a significant DVR play.

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