Published On: Tue, Sep 23rd, 2014

‘Boardwalk Empire’ star Shea Whigham joins ‘Agent Carter’

The Marvel Universe appears to have grown by one Boardwalk Empire alum as Shea Whigham will be a part of Agent Carter, which stars Hayley Atwell.

Marvel Agent carter“Whigham will play the tough but fair-minded SSR Chief Roger Dooley, the man who will oversee agents Carter, Thompson (Chad Michael Murray) and Sousa (Enver Gjokaj). In addition to his regular role as Nucky’s (Steve Buscemi) younger brother on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, Whigham also did an arc on the network’s True Detective,” Deadline notes in their Sept. 22 article.

Agent Carter (Atwell) will make an appearance on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. tying in the origin of the agency with the fall depicted in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Deadline predicts that the new show “ABC’s new series, which will bridge the fall and spring runs of Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

 HBO’s Boardwalk Empire‘s final season is underway, so Whigham appears to be set for another popular series. James D’Arcy has also been cast to join the team, portraying Howard Stark’s butler, Jarvis, a character transformed into an artificially intelligent role in the Marvel Universe Iron Man films.

Screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, who wrote both Captain America films, have been hired to put together the 8-episode first season of Agent Carter.  The Winter Soldier directors, Anthony and Joe Russo, will helm episodes two and three.

The new series is expected to debut on ABC in January.

Shea Whigham as Eli Thompson Boardwalk Empire photo



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