The sophomore season of Marvel's Agent Carter returns to our screens this month with the titular S.S.R. enforcer heading to the sunny climes of Los Angeles for her next series of adventures aiding the LAPD. Part of which involves investigating a case surrounding a company called Isodyne Energy, which executive producer Michele Fazekas tells CBR will link the show to one of Marvel's big screen outings:
"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," she tells the site, "all of which were in L.A. in the '40s, and were developing the space program and were developing nukes."
"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 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. because you've seen it in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as well."
This isn't the first time Agent Carter hastied itself to other properties in the Marvel Universe - the first season was essentially a Captain America: The First Avenger spin-off that became a hit in its own right. With the upcoming season linking in with Agents - the baddie Blackout harnessed the Darkforce - and with Doctor Strange, it'll be a blast to see what other sneaky links may surface in future episodes. Also, did this news just offer up a massive hint concerning the villains of Doctor Strange?
Starring Hayley Atwell, James D'Arcy, Chad Michael Murray, Dominic Cooper and Enver Gjokaj, Agent Carter returns to ABC on January 19 in the US, and to Fox UK on January 28 in the UK.