CBTVB: Agents of SHIELD Casting News

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. casts Lucy Lawless for a notable role on the ABC show. Lawless is heading to ABC’s super series in Season 2, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.  Details on her role and how long she’ll be sticking part of the cast are being kept under wraps.  The casting appears very similar to their hiring of Saffron Burrows in the 1st season for the pivotal role of Victoria Hand, a key component of S.H.I.E.L.D./HYDRA storyline.

So, we should expect Lawless to be featured as a major villain or hero in the next season. As season 2 begins, Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) must navigate rebuilding S.H.I.E.L.D. as the director, while chasing down various HYDRA cells still active.

We should learn a bit more about the upcoming series this week as Marvel Television and Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Head of Television) presents news and surprises at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, July 25th at 3:00PM – 4:00PM in Ballroom 20!

Lawless is also known for her roles on Spartacus, Battlestar Galactica and as Mrs. Ron Swanson on Parks and Recreation. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 9/8c on ABC.

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