'Agent Carter' Enlists 'Nikita's' Lyndsy Fonseca

As a friend to Hayley Atwell
Lyndsy Fonseca  AP Images

ABC's Agent Carter continues to hit the casting out of the park.

The midseason "bridge" show has enlisted Nikita favorite Lyndsy Fonseca, Marvel announced on Friday.

Based on the one-shot on the Iron Man 3 DVD, the drama, from showrunners Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas (Resurrection), stars Hayley Atwell and takes place a year after the events of Captain America: The First Avenger. It follows Steve Rogers' (Chris Evans) girlfriend Agent Carter (Atwell) as she builds her career as a secret agent while the hero is frozen in ice.

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Fonseca will recur and play Angie Martinelli, an aspiring actress who befriends Peggy (Atwell). The role marks the latest post-Nikita part for Fonseca, who in September was tapped to co-star in Amazon's comedy pilot Down Dog.

In Agent Carter, she joins a cast that includes Dominic Cooper, who will reprise his role as Howard Stark, as well as Chad Michael Murray, Enver Gjokaj, James D'Arcy and Shea Whigham. From ABC Studios and Marvel Television, Agent Carter will fill the gap between the first and second half of Agents of SHIELD's sophomore run during the winter. A formal premiere date has not yet been determined.

Fonseca, whose credits include How I Met Your Mother, Desperate Housewives and feature Kick-Ass 2, is repped by ICM Partners, Management 360 and Morris Yorn.

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