Nikita Star Lyndsy Fonseca Joins Marvel’s Agent Carter

Marvel’s upcoming Hayley Atwell-led Marvel Cinematic Universe series, “Agent Carter,” has added “Nikita” star Lyndsy Fonseca to its cast. Fonseca will play Angie Martinelli, who is an aspiring actress living in 1946 New York. Angie will befriend Peggy Carter as she herself seeks to find her place in the post-war world.

“‘Marvel’s Agent Carter’ opens up an exciting world of new characters for us,” said Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television. “Lyndsy brings a warmth and humanity to Angie, who’ll be the friend Peggy needs if she’s to survive the dangers that lie ahead.”

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.

Also starring Chad Michael Murray as SSR Agent Jack Thompson, Dominic Cooper as Howard Stark, Enver Gjokaj as SSR Agent Daniel Sousa, James D’Arcy as Edwin Jarvis, and Shea Whigham as SSR Chief Roger Dooley, “Marvel’s Agent Carter” was written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Executive producers are Tara Butters, Michele Fazekas, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, Chris Dingess, Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Joe Quesada, Stan Lee and Jeph Loeb.

“Agent Carter” will debut in 2015 on ABC.

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