Hayley Atwell lands Captain America TV series

Hayley Atwell is set to reprise her role of Peggy Carter in a 'Captain America' TV series in the US

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Hayley Atwell

Hayley Atwell

Hayley Atwell is set to star in a new 'Captain America' TV series.

The 31-year-old actress - who recently wrapped on the second movie in the franchise, 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier', in which she plays Peggy Carter, the titular star's former love interest - will soon start work on 'Agent Carter', a small screen spin-off which will air in the US.

A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "This is a massive deal for both Hayley and Marvel comic fans.

"It's Marvel's major project of 2014, and it will be a big budget production.

"Hayley is absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity and is incredibly grateful to Marvel fans who have basically been campaigning for a spin-off show for the past six months.

"It means moving to LA for six months but her friends and family are all behind her, and this is a huge opportunity."

The brunette stunner has previously admitted she would be interested in starring in a spin-off TV series because she wants to show a different side to no-nonsense Peggy.

She said: "The one-shot was so successful, the fanbase were like, 'We want more of Peggy!'

"I think Marvel probably take that very seriously, and it's certainly something I would be a part of doing. I'd be interested to show different sides of Peggy.

"Although she's kick-ass, and she can be aggressive and just as competent as the men, it'd be nice to show that she's a feminist in a way.

"It's not just about her being aggressive and as aggressive as the men in those action sequences, but being able to be a little bit more rounded as a person."

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 128 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
  • Cast: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan
  • UK release: 28 March 2014

Just as the titular hero (Evans) is adjusting to life in the 21st century, SHIELD turns out to have been infiltrated, and he must team up with Black Widow (Johansson) and Falcon (Mackie). A highly enjoyable conspiracy thriller with stunning action sequences, outstanding performances and a clever, morally complex plot.

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