Marvel's Agent Carter will premiere as the midseason fill during the winter television season between Agents of SHIELD Season 2 fall and spring episodes. Set in the mid-40s, after Captain America: The First Avenger, the series will pick up right where its One-Shot short film left off.
The series has a shorter episode run than Agents of SHIELD and two of the Agent Carter series directors have mentioned how a shorter episode order (8) can be a good thing.
"[W]e love that they’re doing a limited run of it because it’s easier to maintain quality over a lower amount of episodes," Joe Russo said to Collider.com. "I think everything’s lined up for a really, really good show there.”
His brother, Anthony, chimed in as well
"We’ve been saying this for years, because working in network television it’s so hard to deliver that many episodes; it’s brutal—especially with a show that has an ambitious production dimension to it. It’s crushing."
Both Anthony and Joe Russo are known for their experience working on TV series like Arrested Development and Community, so the Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America 3 directors were a logical choice to direct Episodes 2 and 3 of Agent Carter.
The Russos also discussed how the creative team is still working on scripts for Agent Carter and that they'll get scripts for their two episodes approximately two weeks before they shoot so they can give some input. They did confirmed that Captain America: The First Avenger director Joe Johnson will also direct the fourth episode of Agent Carter.
To read the complete interview with the Russo brothers on Collider, click right here.