Marvel announced Ken Marino has joined the cast of Marvel’s Agent Carter and will be playing Joseph Manfredi in the second season of the ABC series. Manfredi is described as “a volatile leader in the Maggia crime syndicate who will help Peggy Carter’s adversaries further their agenda.”
Marino will be joining the cast that includes Hayley Atwell in the title role, James D’Arcy as Edwin Jarvis, Chad Michael Murray as Agent Jack Thompson, and Enver Gjokaj as Chief Daniel Sousa. The series is executive produced by Tara Butters, Michele Fazekas, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, Chris Dingess, Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Joe Quesada, Stan Lee, and Jeph Loeb.
“We’ve loved working with Ken ever since he played a gay ex-demon for us on Reaper, and we were so happy he was available for this role,” said Tara Butters, Chris Dingess, and Michele Fazekas. “His range is incredible – he can go from comedy to romance to drama with ease. Writing for him is easy, because he can do pretty much anything. And he used to have a karaoke room in his house, which makes him even more awesome.”
“At Marvel, even our villains need a certain degree of charm as they make life difficult for our heroes,” said Jeph Loeb. “Ken brings a quality to Joseph Manfredi that only serves to make him even more menacing, adding another layer of depth to our already outstanding supporting cast.”
The Marvel’s Agent Carter Plot:
Marvel’s Agent Carter returns for a second season of adventure and intrigue, starring Hayley Atwell in the titular role of the unstoppable 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.