As it progressed, the first season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. grew into something more than anyone expected, and one of the main reasons why was the fantastic side-characters that appeared on the series. From Saffron Burrows’ Victoria Hands to Patton Oswalt’s Eric/Billy Koenig, if there’s one thing Marvel’s always been good at, it’s casting both big and small roles across various projects. Knowing that, right before Comic-Con no less, TV Guide has unveiled a brand new actress that will coming to the show next fall–Lucy Lawless.
According to the outlet, Xena herself is coming to the series in season two. Unfortunately – though not at all surprising – the outlet is unaware of what role (or for how many episodes) the actress will be playing on the show. Considering prior work, her casting could go anywhere from top X-S.H.I.E.L.D. agent to Asgardian. It seems we’ll just have to wait until the fall – or at least this weekend – to know exactly what Lawless will have in store for Team Coulson.
The next season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is shaping up very nicely. It’s going to be interesting to see how the team deals with the task of rebuilding S.H.I.E.L.D., in addition to how the series will set things up for Avengers: Age of Ultron in May. If it ends up being anything like the way things went with Captain America: The Winter Soldier this past season, then we’re in for one hell of a treat.
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