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'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' scoop: Hayley Atwell to be in season premiere

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Captain America First Avenger
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Agent Carter is coming to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Hayley Atwell is set to appear in the season premiere of S.H.I.E.L.D., EW has confirmed.

Atwell first dazzled as the SSR agent and love interest to Steve Rogers in Captain America: The First Avenger, before making a brief cameo again in The Winter Soldier, albeit Peggy was much older.

Details on Atwell’s appearance on the ABC series are being kept under wraps. It’s unclear whether she’ll appear in flashbacks to the ’40s or if she’ll don the old-lady getup like she did in The Winter Soldier. Regardless, Atwell appearing on the series could be the first bridge we have to S.H.I.E.L.D.’s upcoming off-shoot Agent Carter, which follows Peggy’s plight after Cap’s disappearance.

Atwell joins previously announced guest stars Lucy Lawless, Reed Diamond, Nick Blood and Patrick Wade, among others. Also, ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos will also make a cameo in the premiere as himself.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns Sept. 23 at 9 p.m. on ABC. Agent Carter will debut later this year.