Wednesday, November 5, 2014

ABC Announces January Premiere Dates for 'Agent Carter' and 'Galavant'

This afternoon ABC has confirmed premiere dates in January 2015 for drama Agent Carter starring Hayley Atwell and musical comedy Galavant. The broadcast network has also unveiled when you can expect several of its drama to return from their winter hiatuses.

Galavant will premiere on Sunday, January 4 at 8/7c. and will run two episodes in the one-hour block each week. 

Agent Carter will then debut its 8-episode first season on Tuesday, January 6 at 9/8c.

Once Upon a Time will return on Sunday, March 1. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will return on Tuesday, March 3. Meanwhile, the hit TGIT drama lineup - comprised of Grey's Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder - will return on Thursday, January 29.

In Galavant, screenwriter/executive producer Dan Fogelman (Tangled, The Neighbors) unites with Broadway and Hollywood award-winning musical team - composer Alan Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater. Once upon a time, the dashing hero, Galavant, lost the love of his to the evil King Richard. Now, our fallen hero is ready to take revenge and restore his "happily ever after." But it won't be without a few twists and turns along the way.

Galavant stars Joshua Sasse as Galavant, Timothy Omundson as King Richard, Vinnie Jones as Gareth, Mallory Jansen as Madalena, Karen David as Isabella and Luke Youngblood as Sid.

Galavant was written by Dan Fogelman, who also serves as executive producer with Alan Menken, Glenn Slater and Chris Koch. The pilot was directed by Chris Koch. ABC Studios and Abbey C. Studios Ltd. produce.

In Agent Carter, it's 1946 and peace has dealt Agent 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 finds herself stuck doing administrative work when she would rather be back out in the field, putting her vast skills into play and taking down the bad guys. But she is also trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life, Steve Roger - aka Captain America. When old acquaintance Howard Stark finds himself being framed for unleashing his deadliest weapons to anyone willing to pony up the cash, he contacts Peggy - the only person he can trust - to track down those responsible, dispose of the weapons and clear his name. He empowers his butler, Edwin Jarvis, to be at her beck and call when needed to help assist her as she investigates and tracks down those responsible for releasing these weapons of mass destruction. If caught going on these secret missions for Stark, Peggy could be targeted as a traitor and spend the rest of her days in prison - or worse.

Agent Carter stars Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter, James D'Arcy as Edwin Jarvis, Chad Michael Murray as Agent Jack Thompson, Enver Gjokaj as Agent Daniel Sousa, Shea Whigham as Chief Roger Dooley and Dominic Cooper as Howard Stark.

Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely wrote the pilot, with Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas set as showrunners. All four will executive produce with Chris Dingess, Kevin Feige, Louis D'Esposito, Alan Fine, Joe Quesada, Stan Lee and Jeph Loeb. ABC Studios and Marvel Television produce.