9:52am PT by Lesley Goldberg
It's Official: Dominic Cooper Boards ABC's 'Agent Carter'
Following prolonged negotiations, Dominic Cooper is officially joining ABC's midseason drama Agent Carter.
Marvel made the announcement Tuesday, confirming that the actor will reprise his role as Howard Stark from Captain America: The First Avenger. Cooper reprised the character in a cameo in Marvel's Agent Carter one-shot, which served as the origin story for what would become ABC'sAgents of SHIELD bridge show.
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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. Chad Michael Murray, Enver Gjokaj, JamesD'Arcy andShea Whigham co-star in the series produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television. A premiere date has not yet been set for Agent Carter, though it will fill the gap between the first and second half of Agents of SHIELD's sophomore run during the winter.
Cooper's credits include Fleming, Need for Speed and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. He's repped by CAA.