Marvel’s Agent Carter‘s second season will feature four new key players and the return of two popular characters. While at the New York Comic Con, Marvel Television confirmed Wynn Everett, Reggie Austin, Currie Graham, and Outlander‘s Lotte Verbeek have joined the show’s cast for the new season. Dominic Cooper will be reprising his role as Howard Stark and Bridget Regan is set to return as Dottie Underwood.
Wynn Everett will be playing Whitney Frost, an actress and inventor. “Whitney Frost is a character with a storied history in the Marvel comics, and we’re excited to get the opportunity to introduce her to fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe,” stated executive producers Tara Butters, Michele Fazekas and Chris Dingess. “Inspired by Hollywood icons like Hedy Lamarr and Lauren Bacall, we knew we needed an actor who was classically glamorous and fiercely intelligent. Wynn is both, and we’re thrilled to watch her bring this formidable character to life.”
Lotte Verbeek will be going from playing Geillis Duncan on Outlander to playing Edwin Jarvis’ (James D’Arcy) wife, Ana, a free-spirited woman who becomes friends with Peggy. “For a character fans love as much as Jarvis, we had to find him a partner who would be equally beloved,” said Marvel’s Head of Television Jeph Loeb. “Lotte brings ease, sincerity and warmth to the role that’s just perfect.”
Currie Graham has been cast as Calvin Chadwick, Whitney Frost’s businessman husband. “We knew we needed an actor versatile enough to go head-to-head with both Hayley and Wynn, and Currie Graham is one of those actors who can truly do anything” said Butters, Fazekas and Dingess. “He brings a grounded, human quality to Calvin Chadwick, a complex character who lives at the center of Season 2’s intrigue.”
And Reggie Austin is playing Jason Wilkes, a “quirky yet charismatic scientist.” “We were impressed by Reggie as soon as we met with him,” said Loeb. “He has a unique ability to be handsome and charming while also being extremely accessible. We knew he could portray a character whom both audiences and Peggy would love.”
Marvel’s Agent Carter returns for a second season of adventure and intrigue, starring Hayley Atwell in the titular role of the unstoppable secret agent for the SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve). Dedicated to the fight against new atomic age threats in the wake of World War II, Peggy must now journey from New York City to Los Angeles for her most dangerous assignment yet. But even as she discovers new friends, a new home–and perhaps even a new love–she’s about to find out that the bright lights of the post-war Hollywood mask a more sinister threat to everyone she is sworn to protect.