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The second season of “Marvel’s Agent Carter” continues tonight, January 26 at 9pm ET on ABC. Last week I shared with you my interviews with the producers and cast and this week I have some behind-the-scenes photos from my set visit.
“Marvel’s Agent Carter” returns for a second season of adventure and intrigue, starring Hayley Atwell in the titular role of the unstoppable agent for the SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve). Dedicated to the fight against new Atomic Age threats in the wake of World War II, Peggy must now journey from New York City to Los Angeles for her most dangerous assignment yet. But even as she discovers new friends, a new home – and perhaps even a new love – she’s about to find out that the bright lights of the post-war Hollywood mask a more sinister threat to everyone she is sworn to protect.
The amazing thing about this set is how REAL it feels. Everything is so perfectly detailed, and remember this show takes place in the 1940s so they had to make it authentic for that period of time, and they totally did. The phones, the desks, everything!
Well look at that. Maybe I have a future as an agent, too. (Okay probably not, but it’s fun to pretend while you’re on set!)
After we toured the set we went over to the Costume Department where we met Costume Designer Gigi Melton. She has the coolest job, coming up with these outfits for the characters. I have to say though, it’s a lot harder than it looks. Everything has to be authentic from the 1940s including the styles, materials, buttons, all of it. And that’s sometimes hard to find.
Gigi told us that she needs multiples of each outfit because things get stained, used, torn, etc. Her days are 12-14 hours long and then she does more work at home. So this isn’t a frilly, play-dress-up job. It’s hard work. But she loves it!
Organization is super important to make sure the cast has what they need while they’re filming.
Look at the detail! Some of these buttons are hand-dyed and each character has their own color palate which is what she starts with before designing clothing. Colors are a little brighter now that we’re in LA for Season 2.
85% of the clothing used in Agent Carter was made here in the US as most vintage clothing was. The colors are approriate for that era as well. There are 10 steady employees in the Costume Department, and can up to 25 if they have to dress extras. What a cool job!
I got to try on Peggy’s red hat, which Gigi described as “a red had in a sea of gray hats'”. She wanted Peggy to stand out, and she definitely does!
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Season 2 of Marvel’s Agent Carter continues tonight, January 26 at 9pm ET on ABC!