With the Agents of Primetime panel getting ready to kick off at New York Comic Con is a little under a half-hour, Marvel has just announced some rather exciting casting additions for the second season of Agent Carter, including a certain villain teased not too long ago – Madame Masque!
Per Entertainment Weekly, Wynn Everett, Currie Graham, Lotte Verbeek and Reggie Austin have all signed on for the second season of Agent Carter.
Here are the full details from Entertainment Weekly:
Everett (The Newsroom) will play Whitney Frost, otherwise known in the Marvel Universe as Madame Masque. On the show, Frost is a Hollywood actress and brilliant inventor. In the comics, the villain first appeared in Tales of Suspense #98 before becoming Madame Masque a year later in Iron Man #17.
“Whitney Frost is a character with a storied history in the Marvel comics, and we’re excited to get the opportunity to introduce her to fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe,” executive producers Tara Butters, Michele Fazekas, and Chris Dingess say. “Inspired by Hollywood icons like Hedy Lamarr and Lauren Bacall, we knew we needed an actor who was classically glamorous and fiercely intelligent. Wynn is both, and we’re thrilled to watch her bring this formidable character to life.”
Meanwhile, Graham (Raising the Bar) will play Frost’s husband, Calvin Chadwick, a high-powered businessman. “We knew we needed an actor versatile enough to go head-to-head with both Hayley and Wynn, and Currie Graham is one of those actors who can truly do anything,” the executive producers say. “He brings a grounded, human quality to Calvin Chadwick, a complex character who lives at the center of Season 2’s intrigue.”
Verbeek (Outlander) will play Ana Jarvis, the free-spirited wife of Edwin Jarvis (James D’Arcy), who immediately befriends Peggy and helps her adjust to life in Los Angeles. “For a character fans love as much as Jarvis, we had to find him a partner who would be equally beloved,” Marvel’s Jeph Loeb says. “Lotte brings ease, sincerity and warmth to the role that’s just perfect.”
Austin (Devious Maids) will play Jason Wilkes, a quirky, yet charismatic scientist who instantly charms Peggy — and potentially becomes her new love interest? “We were impressed by Reggie as soon as we met with him,” Loeb says. “He has a unique ability to be handsome and charming while also being extremely accessible. We knew he could portray a character whom both audiences and Peggy would love.”
Entertainment Weekly has also confirmed the returns of both Dominic Cooper as Howard Stark and Bridget Regan as Dottie Underwood, respectively. Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear that Lyndsy Fonseca will be returning as fan-favorite Angie Martinelli.
Additionally, Dominic Cooper and Bridget Regan will reprise their roles as Howard Stark and Dottie Underwood, respectively, in the second season. Stark, of course, is Tony’s (Robert Downey Jr.) father, while Dottie was the season 1 villain that hails from the Black Widow program.