Patton Oswalt, Patton Oswalt, and Patton Oswalt to Return to Agents of SHIELD

ABC and Marvel Entertainment have announced (via EW) that comedian Patton Oswalt is set to return to Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD later this season, when the series bears the subheading of “LMD,” short for Life Model Decoy.

“Patton Oswalt returns as the Koenigs, and we finally reveal their family secret,” executive producers Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen told the outlet.

Does this mean that Sam and Billy Koenig are LMDs? The characters previously joked that there were as many as 13 of them out in the world, so be prepared for a whole gaggle of Pattons to invade your TV come January 31. The first-look photo of Oswalt from the series, however ,seems to indicate at least one of the Koenigs took up a familiar line of work, stand-up comedy. Check it out in the gallery below!

In related news, Marvel has released a clip from Episode 10 of Season 4, which you can below as well.

The Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD LMD synopsis reads as follows:

“On the heels of their encounter with Ghost Rider, their strangest phenomenon yet, the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. suddenly find themselves up against a myriad of new and ongoing threats: The anti-Inhuman Watchdogs are gaining political influence with Senator Nadeer, and uniting behind a mysterious benefactor. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to the team, Aida has kidnapped Agent May and replaced her with a Life Model Decoy. Aida’s evil plans for May and the team remain a mystery.”

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD stars Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Melinda May, Chloe Bennet as Daisy Johnson, Iain De Caestecker as Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Jemma Simmons, Henry Simmons as Alphonso “Mack” MacKenzie, and Natalia Cordova-Buckley as Elena “Yo-Yo” Rodriguez.

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD airs Tuesdays at 10:00 PM ET on ABC.