Sure it's all part of the same Marvel universe as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Iron Man and, more closely, Captain America. With each world somehow bleeding into the other. 

The series stars Captain America's Hayley Atwell playing the titular Carter. James D'Arcy and Chad Michael Murray are listed as starring in a episode a piece (of the 8 filmed) while Kyle Bornheimer also appears in 7. 

We can expect some famous cameos anyway. 

The series premieres on ABC in the US in early January and hopefully here soon after.