Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Enlists Lucy Lawless

TV Guide brings word this afternoon that former “Xena” star Lucy Lawless will be joining the cast of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” in an unspecified role. While the details of her character and episode count weren’t revealed, we’d be willing to wager more details will be revealed at the  “Marvel Television Presents” panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, July 25, in Ballroom 20 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Check back here as we learn more!

The “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” cast includes Clark Gregg as fan-favorite Phil Coulson, along with Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Brett Dalton as Agent Grant Ward, Chloe Bennet as Skye, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz and Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons.

The series is executive produced by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, Jeffrey Bell and Jeph Loeb. The second season of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” will premiere Tuesday, September 23.

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