The premiere of Marvel's "Agent Carter" will find Peggy Carter grieving the loss of her true love Steve Rogers a.k.a. Captain America, but the first Avenger still manages to make a brief appearance in the pilot episode.
A clip from "Captain America: The First Avenger" featuring Chris Evans as Captain America will play in the intro to the new ABC series, according to Variety. The story will then pick up with Carter (Hayley Atwell) working for the Strategic Scientific Reserve (SSR).
The new Marvel TV show starts on Tuesday, Jan. 6 with a two-hour premiere at 8 p.m. The show will replace Marvel's other TV series "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." for seven weeks until its midseason premiere on March 3.
Evans isn't the only "Captain America" veteran to make an appearance in the small-screen universe. Dominic Cooper reprises his role as the young Howard Stark, but his appearance comes in new scenes shot for the show. Stark needs Agent Carter to retrieve some of his most dangerous inventions and offers her the services of his butler Jarvis (James D'Arcy) to help with her covert missions.
Marvel Comics co-founder Stan Lee also confirmed his traditional cameo appearance in an upcoming episode.
"Oh, by the way, I do have a cameo in a new show, a TV show coming out called 'Agent Carter.' Watch for the fourth one. I think my cameo is in the fourth episode," Lee said during a special Q&A session for "75 Years of Marvel" last month. "They ought to be ashamed of themselves that they didn't give me three others before that but what the hell. It's kind of a good cameo."
In addition to new character Jarvis, "Agent Carter" will introduce three new members of the SSR. Shea Whigham plays Agent Carter's boss Chief Roger Dooley, Chad Michael Murray stars as Agent Jack Thompson and Enver Gjokaj plays Agent Daniel Sousa.
The "Agent Carter" premiere also will feature the world premiere of Marvel's first "Ant-Man" trailer. The studio released an "ant-size" and then a "human-size" teaser last week before the full-length trailer airs. Unlike the first trailer for "Avengers: Age of Ultron," no one has yet to leak the "Ant-Man" trailer online prematurely.
"Agent Carter" premieres on Tuesday, Jan. 6 at 8 p.m. on ABC. It will air regularly on Tuesdays at 9 p.m.